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Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity

Media and Migration in Australia and Singapore


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About this book


This project offers an understanding of the transient migration experience in Asia 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 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.


Transient Migrants and Australia Social Media and migration Identities in Transience Transnational Mobility in Asia Transnational Adaptability Self-perceived Identities Homeland Identities Multicultural Society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity
  • Book Subtitle Media and Migration in Australia and Singapore
  • Authors Catherine Gomes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-1638-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9409-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1639-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Media and Communication
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
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