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Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity

Media and Migration in Australia and Singapore

Authors: Gomes, Catherine

  • Addresses the transient migration experience through the lens of communication and entertainment media
  • Examines the impact of technology on the experience of migration
  • Looks at the upwardly mobile middle class transient migrants studying and working in two of the Asia-Pacific’s most desirable transient migration destinations – Australia and Singapore
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1639-4
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About this book

This book offers an understanding of the transient migration experience in the Asia-Pacific through the lens of communication and entertainment media. It examines the role played by digital technologies and uncovers how the combined wider field of entertainment media (films, television shows and music) are vital and helpful platforms that positively aid migrants through self and communal empowerment. This book specifically looks at the upwardly mobile middle class transient migrants studying and working in two of the Asia-Pacific’s most desirable transient migration destinations – Australia and Singapore – providing a cutting edge study of the identities transient migrants create and maintain while overseas and the strategies they use to cope with life in transience.

About the authors

Catherine Gomes is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne and recently completed an Australian Research Council DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award) fellowship. Her work covers migration, transnationalism and diasporas, particularly transient migration in Australia and Singapore with special interest in international students, their well-being, their social networks and their media and communication use. Catherine is founding editor of Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (Intellect Books).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gomes, Catherine

    Pages 1-22

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  • Transient Migrants: A Profile of Transnational Adaptability

    Gomes, Catherine

    Pages 23-55

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  • Replicating Everyday Home Life in Transience: Connecting to the Home Nation through Social Media and Entertainment Media

    Gomes, Catherine

    Pages 57-87

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  • Identity on My Mind

    Gomes, Catherine

    Pages 89-118

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  • National Identity in Transience: Significance and Cultural Practices

    Gomes, Catherine

    Pages 119-147

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1639-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1638-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-9409-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity
Book Subtitle
Media and Migration in Australia and Singapore
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1639-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1639-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1638-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9409-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics