Manteniendo lazos vía Web: El Caso de las Comunidades Mexicanas de Emigrantes en los EUA

  • Victor M Gonzalez
  • Luis A Castro-Quiroa
Keywords: online communities, homesickness, connectedness, awareness, diasporic communities

Abstract

Migration has gained considerable attention in the past few years all over the world. The migratory phenomenon has already affected many countries and is likely to deeply reshape forever their societies and regulations. Of particular interest is the migratory flow from Mexico to the USA, which is identified as one of the most important labor related worldwide. It has been found that migration can potentially have a major impact on individuals leaving home as they can experience nostalgic feelings. As a result of physical distance, family members look for closeness to prevail by maintaining in permanent communication. This paper offers an analysis of web sites from Mexican diasporic communities living in the US, aiming to reveal the level of presence of those communities on the Internet as well as to characterize the support they provide for living-away members of the communities.
Published
2007-10-04
How to Cite
Gonzalez, V., & Castro-Quiroa, L. (2007). Manteniendo lazos vía Web: El Caso de las Comunidades Mexicanas de Emigrantes en los EUA. The Journal of Community Informatics, 3(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/395