Migration and social uses of facebook: An Approach to Senegalese Web Diaspora in Rio Grande do Sul

Liliane Dutra Brignol Nathália Drey Costa About the authors

Abstract

This article begins with a discussion about relations between network communication and transnational migration. The concept of webdiaspora is also presented. In the second part of the paper, four Facebook pages of Senegalese migrants living in Rio Grande do Sul are analyzed. In this work paper, Facebook is understood as part of migration dynamics, like a communication environment of identity affirmation. Likewise, Facebook is considered to be a meeting place of a diaspora that is organized in terms of associations for recognition policies in Brazil. The text is part of a communication research about TICs and migration dynamics between Senegal and Rio Grande do Sul.

Keywords
network communication; migration; webdiaspora; Senegal; Facebook

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