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SARGENT, Carolyn; LARCHANCE-KIM, Stephanie  and  YATERA, Samba. Migration and telecommunications: technologies and transnational families in France and West Africa. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2007, n.29, pp.257-284. ISSN 1809-4449.

Through the comparison of social connections and interactions between France and West Africa and the use of telecommunications by migrants arriving in France at differing periods between 1965 and 2005, this article demonstrates the significance of these communication technologies in (re)defining social distance and facilitating the continued involvement of migrants in family decision making in the original communities.

Keywords : Family Connections; African Immigrants; Communication; Technology.

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