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Bailey, Arlene N.; Ngwenyama, O.
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Integration and Communication in the Diaspora: Intersectionality and Community Facilitation through ICTs
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Proceedings of the Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems
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August 9-12, 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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2012
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8 pages
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Abstract
There has been increasing interest in the dynamic characteristics of diaspora communities within the global community. In some cases, as with the Caribbean region, the diaspora community is larger than the Caribbean resident population. The process of transition and integration from national to host countries is one which can be supported by community organizations in the host country. Community access points, in particular, play a role in the development and integration of diasporic linkages. In this paper, we examine these interactions through interviews and observation of activities of members of the diaspora at community organizations in a host city. An important perspective of intersectionality arises as a platform for analysis given the varied approaches to integration and communication through ICTs that have to be considered based on the characteristics of the diaspora community.....
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