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  • Technology’s Refuge

    The use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees

    Linda Leung, Cath Finney Lamb, Liz Emrys

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    An investigation into the use of information communication technologies by refugees during flight, displacement and in settlement, this book examines the impact of Australia’s official policy of mandatory detention on how asylum seekers and refugees maintain links to diasporas and networks of support. Given the restricted contact with the world outside of the immigration detention centre, the book juxtaposes forms and processes of technology-mediated communication between institutionalised detention, with those of displacement and settlement. It finds that while there are obstacles to communication in situations of conflict and dislocation, asylum seekers and refugees are able to ‘make do’ with the technology options available to them in ways which were less constrained than in detention settings. The book also outlines how communication practices during the settlement process focus on learning new technologies, and repairing the disconnections with family members resulting from separation and detention.

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    Leung, L et al. 2009. Technology’s Refuge: The use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/978-1-86365-4241
    Leung, L., Finney Lamb, C. and Emrys, L. (2009) Technology’s Refuge: The use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/978-1-86365-4241
    Leung, Linda, et al. Technology’s Refuge: The Use of Technology by Asylum Seekers and Refugees. University of Technology Sydney EPress, 2009. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/978-1-86365-4241
    Leung, L., Finney Lamb, C., & Emrys, L. (2009). Technology’s Refuge: The use of technology by asylum seekers and refugees. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/978-1-86365-4241
    Leung, Linda, Cath Finney Lamb, and Liz Emrys. Technology’s Refuge: The Use of Technology by Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney EPress, 2009. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/978-1-86365-4241




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    Published on Jan. 1, 2009

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    54

    ISBN
    PDF 978-1-86365-4241

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.5130/978-1-86365-4241


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