Telecommunications across borders: refugees' technology use during displacement

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dc.contributor.author Leung, Linda en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:58:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T10:58:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000321 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Leung Linda 2010, 'Telecommunications across borders: refugees' technology use during displacement', Monash University e-Press, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 58.1-58.13. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1835-4270 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15479
dc.description.abstract This article reports on recent research examining refugees as a particular user group of communication technologies. The term `refugee? refers to all people who are exposed to refugee-type experiences and may include displaced people, asylum seekers and resettled refugees who have been granted residency in Australia. A review of literature has found that refugees as technology users have had very little attention across different disciplines, although the research has shown that technology is key to sustaining emotional wellbeing and precarious connections with family members when displaced. In particular, the telephone is the most critical technology for refugees in terms availability and familiarity. However, the access and affordability of telecommunications services and other technologies during displacement impacts on refugees? adoption and use of technology in the settlement process. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Monash University e-Press en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.2104/tja10058 en_US
dc.title Telecommunications across borders: refugees' technology use during displacement en_US
dc.parent Telecommunications Journal of Australia en_US
dc.journal.volume 60 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 58.1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 58.13 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCTLE.Institute for Interactive Media and Learning en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200100 en_US
dc.personcode 020017 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Communication and Media Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords refugees, technology, forced migration, communication en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 020017 en_US


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