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Replicating Everyday Home Life in Transience: Connecting to the Home Nation through Social Media and Entertainment Media

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Abstract

Gomes provides an engaging discussion on the creative ways in which transient migrants in Australia and Singapore connect back to the home nation. Here she points out that while transient migrants feel disconnected from directly communicating with friends from the home nation, they may use social media in order to not only remind them of the home nation but also to keep up to date with the happenings back there. Gomes also points out that while the majority of respondents come from outside North America and from non-English-speaking backgrounds, they find American media compelling reminders of home since American entertainment is widely accessible for them online in the home nations. This chapter ends with a section on the implications of the research on policy and practice.

Keywords

International Student Social Networking Site Television Show Home Nation American Production 
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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbournAustralia

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