Technology’s Refuge: The use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees

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dc.contributor.author Leung, Linda
dc.contributor.other Emrys, Liz
dc.contributor.other Finney Lamb, Cath
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-18T04:07:13Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T02:59:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-18T04:07:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T02:59:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.isbn 978 1 86365 421
dc.identifier.issn 1834 2027 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1834 2035 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19828
dc.description.abstract This research by Linda Leung investigated the use of Information communication technologies (ICT) by refugees during flight, displacement and in settlement. It examined 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 study juxtaposed forms and processes of technology-mediated communication between institutionalised detention with those of displacement and settlement. The research found that while there were 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. Communication practices during the settlement process focused on learning new technologies, and repairing the disconnections with family members resulting from separation and detention. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UTSePress en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UTS Shopfront Monograph Series;No. 5
dc.subject Political refugees--Australia--Communication en
dc.subject Refugees--Australia-- Communication en
dc.subject Telecommunication--Social aspects--Australia en
dc.subject Communication and technology-- Australia en
dc.title Technology’s Refuge: The use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees en
dc.type Book en


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