Diaspora Online: Identity Politics and Romanian Migrants (BOK)

Ruxandra Trandafoiu

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After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, millions of Romanians emigrated in search of work and new experiences; they became engaged in an interrogation of what it meant to be Romanian in a united Europe and the globalized world. Their thoughts, feelings, and hopes soon began to populate the virtual world of digital and mobile technologies. This book chronicles the online cultural and political expressions of the Romanian diaspora, using websites based in Europe and North America. Through online exchanges, Romanians perform new types of citizenship, articulated from the margins of the political field. The politicization of their diasporic condition is manifested through written and public protests against discriminatory work legislation, mobilization, lobbying, cultural promotion, and setting up associations and political parties that are proof of the gradual institutionalization of informal communications. Online discourse analysis, supplemented by interviews with migrants, poets, and politicians, involved in the process of defining new diasporic identities, provides the basis of a book which defines the new cultural and political practices of the Romanian diaspora.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Ruxandra Trandafoiu
Berghahn Books
ISBN 9780857459435
Antall sider 212 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Migration, immigration & emigration, Ethnic studies