The virtual diaspora. (c2018)

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dc.contributor.author Maamary, Nicole Georges
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-23T09:31:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-23T09:31:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-04-23
dc.date.submitted 2018-10-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10490
dc.description.abstract International migration is attracting increasing attention among governments and hometown associations in particular because of the positive implications it can generate on the development of both sending and receiving countries. Continuous communication between the migrant and their hometown is a crucial factor for strengthening national belonging and supporting this mutually beneficial relationship. Today, communication is dependent on time-and-space compressing mediums; the fastest of which being the Internet, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and the emerging social media platforms. Hence, the use of online tools has become increasingly popular among migrant communities and their hometowns for the purpose of reinforcing these links. Lebanon has a long history of migration, and the Lebanese diaspora is widely dispersed across the globe. Migration flows from Lebanon have differed in reasons and periods, however, the homeland’s attachment to its migrant community has led numerous hometown associations to spare no effort in reaching out to the Lebanese diaspora and tapping into new forms of media to stay in constant coordination with members of the diaspora. How is the connection being made from Lebanon and in what spatial context? In my thesis, I will be introducing the concepts of a Third Virtual Space and Virtual Diaspora, and how it has been utilized as a platform for Hometown Associations to communicate with the Lebanese diasporic communities in order to foster the development of Lebanese towns and villages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese diaspora -- Societies, etc. en_US
dc.subject Immigrants -- Social networks -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Internet and immigrants -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Transnationalism -- Societies, etc. en_US
dc.title The virtual diaspora. (c2018) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle the case of the Lebanese diaspora after the civil war en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200600009 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Ouaiss, Jennifer Skulte
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 89 leaves; 1 col. map, col. ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Tabar, Paul
dc.keywords Diaspora en_US
dc.keywords Internet en_US
dc.keywords Third Virtual Space en_US
dc.keywords Virtual Diaspora en_US
dc.keywords Hometown Associations en_US
dc.keywords Migration en_US
dc.keywords Settlement en_US
dc.keywords Remittances en_US
dc.keywords Political remittances en_US
dc.keywords Social remittances en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese Diasporax en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 81-89. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2019.124 en_US
dc.author.email nicole.maamary@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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