New Publication by ISANA member Catherine Gomes


The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media

Edited by Catherine Gomes…

Book Summary

As the age of social media progresses, the Asia Pacific, like the rest of the world, is experiencing an increase in cultural diversity and global connection. Those within the region are witnessing rapid social and cultural changes. As individuals and groups navigate through an increasingly mobile, transnational and multicultural ethnographic landscape, social media provides a sense of belonging for these networked communities.

Social media allows individuals and groups to map and redefine their evolving communal and national identities and thus form sometimes new, vibrant and necessary communities to help create individual and group belonging and agency. While creating a sense of belonging and agency in their respective homeland(s), individuals and groups are also able to connect to global networks. Recognising these layered and intertwined complexities governing societal and cultural cohesion, the authors in this collection each discuss the innate challenges of the social media era on culture, identity and social interaction. This original empirical work documents social media as a user platform for the expression of individual and collective identities.

About the Author

Catherine Gomes is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

About Anthem Press

Anthem Press is a leading independent publisher of innovative academic research, educational material and reference works in established and emerging fields.

Research Project for International students working in aged care

Do you work in aged care or child care?

Were you born outside Australia?

If so, we’d be interested in talking to you about your experiences!

Researchers at the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and

RMIT University are looking for volunteer participants to tell us about their experiences of working in the care sectors in Australia.

The study might be appropriate for you if:

• you were born outside Australia

• you are currently doing care work in aged care or child care

What would happen if I took part in the research project?

If you decide to take part you would be asked to participate in a face-to-face interview with a member of the research team in the next few months. The interview

would take about 45 minutes to 1 hour and would be at a location convenient for you.

We’d ask you about your pathway into the care workforce and a bit about your current experiences and preferences as a care worker. Your story will help us to understand the role of migrants working in care in Australia.

The information you provide to us will be confidential and you will not be named in any publications.

Will I be paid to take part in the research project?

You will receive a $30 voucher to say thank you for your time and for sharing your story with us.

Who do I contact if I want more information or want to take part in the study?

Please contact

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