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)
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)
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)