Creating a Unique Transnational Place: Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media

  title={Creating a Unique Transnational Place: Deterritorialized Discourse and the Blending of Time and Space in Online Social Media},
  author={M. Sidury Christiansen},
  journal={Written Communication},
  pages={135 - 164}
This study describes how members of a transnational social network of Mexican bilinguals living in Chicago manipulate their language on online social media to facilitate and maintain close connections across borders. Using a discourse-centered online ethnographic approach, I examine conversations posted on members’ Facebook walls and the contexts in which the discourses are formed. I argue that members of this transnational social network engage in the use of deterritorialized discourse to… 

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