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Visualizing simultaneity in diasporic public spheres: The case of the Mexican diaspora in the U.S

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Gabriel Alberto Moreno Esparza ,

Northumbria University Department of Social Sciences, GB
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Senior Lecturer in Journalism

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Rosa Angélica Martínez Téllez

TecMilenio University, MX
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Visiting Lecturer
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Abstract

This article argues that explorations of interactive spaces afforded by digital news media provide a dynamic platform to visualize the prospects for the political participation of diasporas in their countries of origin and residence. In this case, a breakdown of the frequency of comments poured in response to a variety of news sections about Mexico and the US in Univision.com uncovered a lively range of interactions between news forum participants, signalling simultaneous interest in on-going events and processes in the two countries. The dual national orientations highlighted by these findings “touch base” with the body of literature about media and migration, which has in recent times recognised the interconnectedness of immigrants-sending and receiving societies, whilst offering a more refined conceptualization of the concept of simultaneity in regard to diasporic public spheres.

How to Cite: Moreno Esparza, G.A. & Martínez Téllez, R.A., (2017). Visualizing simultaneity in diasporic public spheres: The case of the Mexican diaspora in the U.S. JOMEC Journal. (11), pp.23–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/j.2017.10146
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Published on 06 Jul 2017.
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