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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Linda
dc.contributor.authorFinney Lamb, Cath
dc.contributor.authorEmrys, Liz
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-17T14:13:12Z
dc.date.available2020-06-17T14:13:12Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierONIX_20200617_9781863654241_12
dc.identifier.issn1834-2027
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39671
dc.description.abstractAn investigation into the use of information communication technologies by refugees during flight, displacement and in settlement, this book examines the impact of Australia’s official policy of mandatory detention on how asylum seekers and refugees maintain links to diasporas and networks of support. Given the restricted contact with the world outside of the immigration detention centre, the book juxtaposes forms and processes of technology-mediated communication between institutionalised detention, with those of displacement and settlement. It finds that while there are obstacles to communication in situations of conflict and dislocation, asylum seekers and refugees are able to ‘make do’ with the technology options available to them in ways which were less constrained than in detention settings. The book also outlines how communication practices during the settlement process focus on learning new technologies, and repairing the disconnections with family members resulting from separation and detention.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUTS Shopfront Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTC Communication studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBF Australia
dc.subject.otherRefugee communication practices
dc.subject.otherCommunication in refugee detention
dc.subject.otherAsylum seekers and communication
dc.subject.otherRefugee use of communication technology
dc.subject.otherDiaspora communication
dc.subject.otherRefugees and technology-mediated communication
dc.titleTechnology’s Refuge
dc.title.alternativeThe use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5130/978-1-86365-4241
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfeb523b3-bdff-4e43-ad50-063a48b87781
oapen.series.number5
oapen.pages54
oapen.place.publicationBroadway


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