Mirca Madianou

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This article is concerned with the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on Filipina transnational mothers' experience of motherhood, their practices of mothering and, ultimately, their identities as mothers. Drawing on ethnographic research with Filipina migrants in the UK as part of a wider study of Filipino transnational families,(More)
Disasters are almost always a story of social inequality. Although they are thought to hit indiscriminately at one level, natural disasters have highly stratified effects affecting most adversely those who are already disadvantaged. Low-income people are more likely to live in unsafe housing and are thus vulnerable to suffer casualties, material damages,(More)
permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract In this article, I develop an argument about a new type of mediated co-presence termed 'ambient co-presence', which is the peripheral, yet intense awareness of distant others made possible through the affordances of ubiquitous media environments.(More)
This paper uses the concept of`cutting the network' derived from the work of Marilyn Strathern to examine the relationship between two kinds of social network, that of kinship and the system of friends constructed on social networking sites. Specifically the material comes from a study of Filipina domestic workers and nurses in the UK and their relationship(More)
Voice—understood as the ability to give an account of oneself and participate in social processes—is increasingly recognized as significant for humanitarian action and disaster recovery. Giving disaster-affected people the opportunity to make their voices heard has the potential to democratize humanitarianism and correct the power asymmetries on which it is(More)
Thomas Hylland Eriksen's 'Nations in cyberspace' is a thoughtful and thought provoking paper on a timely issue. The proponents of the social communication approach have long considered the impact of electronic media on nationalism and the nation-state. If print capitalism (Anderson, 1983) and education (Gellner, 1983) catalysed the emergence of the(More)
The Philippines is an intensely migrant society with an annual migration of one million people, leading to over a tenth of the population working abroad. Many of these emigrants are mothers who often have children left behind. Family separation is now recognized as one of the social costs of migration affecting the global south. Relationships within such(More)