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Title Click and kin : transnational identity and quick media / edited by May Friedman and Silvia Schultermandl.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
©2016

Subject Transborder ethnic groups -- Social conditions.
Transnationalism -- Social aspects.
Kinship -- Social aspects.
Social media.
Families.
Identity politics.
Feminist theory.
Alt Name Friedman, May, 1975-
Schultermandl, Silvia,
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In our global era, conceptions and experiences of identity, nationality, personhood, and family are in flux, yet many of the ways that lives are lived, and the stereotypes and cultural imperialism that provide a framework for postmodern life, presume fixed characteristics that allow for an easy response to difficult questions. Growing Up Transnational challenges the assumptions behind this fixed framework while looking at the interconnectivity, conflict, and contradictions within current discussions of identity and kinship. This collection offers a fresh, feminist perspective on family relations, identity politics, and cultural locations in a global era. Using an interdisciplinary approach from fields such as gender studies, queer studies, postcolonial theory, and literary theory, the volume addresses the concept of hybridity and the tangible implications of assumed identities. The rich personal narratives of the authors examine hyphenated identities, hybridized families, and the challenges and rewards of lives on and beyond borders. The result is a new transnational sensibility that explores the redefinition of the self, the family, and the nation."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction / May Friedman and Silvia Schultermandl -- Between the Individual and an Imagined Community 1. "I Talk to My Family in Mexico but I Don't Know Them": Undocumented Young Adults Negotiating Belonging in the United States through Conversations with Mexico / Laura E. Enriquez -- 2. "Learning and Practicing Democracy": Digital Diasporas and Negotiating a Transnational Civil Society / M. Tina Zarpour -- 3. Negotiating Everyday Conversation of South Asian Transnational Identities in Social Media / Aparajita De and Shekh Moinuddin -- Shaping Identities 4. Queering "Web" Families: Cultural Kinship through Lesbian Web Series / Julia Obermayr -- 5. Literary Letters and IMs: American Epistolary Novels as Regulatory Fictions / Silvia Schultermandl -- CyberAlternatives to Lived Identities 6. Digital Diasporic Experiences in Digital Queer Spaces / Ahmet Atay -- 7. Claiming Ourselves as "Korean": Accounting for Adoptees within the Korean Diaspora in the United States / Kimberly McKee -- Disembodied Connections 8. Shifting Terrain: Exploring the History of Communication Through the Communication of My History / May Friedman -- 9. Love knows no bound: (Re)defining Ambivalent Physical Boundary and Kinship in the World of ICTs / Isabella Ng -- 10. The Internet Is Not A River: Space, Movement, and Relationality In A Wired World / Samuel Veissiere.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 23, 2016).
ISBN 9781487509972 (electronic bk.)
1487509979 (electronic bk.)
9781487500009
1487500009
9781487519964
1487519966
OCLC # 949276313
Additional Format Print version 9781487500009


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