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dc.contributor.advisorRivenburgh, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorFesenmaier, Margaret Anna
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T19:25:33Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T19:25:33Z
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.otherFesenmaier_washington_0250E_20851.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/45158
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2019
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates reported migrant family communication. It starts by identifying the four key characteristics that combine to distinguish migrant families from other family types: 1) the condition of distance between family members; 2) the reliance on technology to communicate with family; 3) the reliance on discourse for family interaction; and 4) the important role of remittances in migrant family interaction. Then, drawing on in-depth interviews with migrants living in Seattle, WA (N = 43), the study identifies and elaborates on the specific communicative behaviors migrants reported they employ that manage and navigate family communication given each of these characteristics. Participants report engaging in a unique combination of technological, transactional, and functional behaviors that, this study argues, enact a sense of family across distance. In the end, this study contributes to our understanding of the complexity of family communication behaviors of migrants in the United States.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-SA
dc.subjectEnacting Family
dc.subjectICTs
dc.subjectMigrant Communication
dc.subjectMigrant Family
dc.subjectRemittances
dc.subjectTransnationalism
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subject.otherCommunications
dc.titleMigrants’ Reported Use of Communication Behaviors that Enact Family across Distance
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsOpen Access


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