"Migrants and New Media: Comparing Generations, Language Communities and Technology Uses in the U.S. and Portugal"
This talk will examine several years of research in East and South Austin,
which focused on how migrants from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America,
are using media, particularly new media (Internet, cell phones) to adapt to
life in the USA, make new local communities, maintain community with people
back "home" and adjust to the emerging central role of these technologies in
American life. The talk will discuss comparable research about immigrants
from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Brazil in Portugal, as well as a new
project comparing the U.S. and Portugal.