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Author: Bettina Anja Frei
Publisher: Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG, 2013.
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This book draws on the perspectives of non-migrants and urban youth in Bamenda, in the Northwest region of Cameroon, as well as on the views of Cameroonian migrants in Switzerland, to explore the meaning and role of New Media in the negotiation of sociality in transnational migration. New Media facilitated connectedness serve as a privileged lens through which Cameroonians, home and away, scrutinise and mediate  Read more...
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Frei, Bettina Anja.
Sociality revisited?
Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG, 2013
(OCoLC)841495454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bettina Anja Frei
ISBN: 9789956790760 9956790761
OCLC Number: 853093682
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 553 pages) : illustrations, map
Responsibility: Bettina Anja Frei.

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This book draws on the perspectives of non-migrants and urban youth in Bamenda, in the Northwest region of Cameroon, as well as on the views of Cameroonian migrants in Switzerland, to explore the meaning and role of New Media in the negotiation of sociality in transnational migration. New Media facilitated connectedness serve as a privileged lens through which Cameroonians, home and away, scrutinise and mediate sociality. In this rich ethnography, Bettina Frei describes how the internet and mobile phones are adopted by migrants and their non-migrant counterparts in order to maintain transnatio.

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