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Transnational Communicative Sociality between Mobility and Fixity: The Case of the Turkish Migrants
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
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This paper concerns itself with the potentiality latent in online social networking sites for constituting a communicative space for politics and cultural voice in transnational contexts. The fluidity (in terms of spatial borders and participatory practices) of online fora takes political engagement and identificatory experiences to a new level where the offline and the online merge and collide, resulting in both continuity and rupture. Amongst the Turkish transnationals in Sweden, new social constellations such as Turks in Stockholm and Swedish Turks have recently emerged on Facebook as popular meeting points. Identity and politics on these sites are articulated both against and alongside of categories and politics represented by longstanding diasporic representative bodies and mainstream media, thereby constituting new spaces for communicative sociality, for clash and solidarity, and new sphericules for political deliberation. This paper will investigate mediated political discourse and articulations of transnational social imaginaries based on qualitative fieldwork.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-87879OAI: diva2:501975
IAMCR 2011. Istanbul, Turkey. July 13 - 17, 2011
QC 20120411Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-04-11Bibliographically approved

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