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OfW. Clock : autonomy Coin: inequality Cell phone and migration: ?. The medium is the message. OFW. A tenth 14.5 billion remmitances Mostly mothers. Care drain Care chain Surplus love ( Isasken , 2008). It’s “okay”. No excuse not to keep in touch But no , it’s not. General features.

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Clock : autonomy

  • Coin: inequality
  • Cell phone and migration: ?
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OFW
  • A tenth
  • 14.5 billion remmitances
  • Mostly mothers
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Care drain

  • Care chain
  • Surplus love (Isasken, 2008)
it s okay
It’s “okay”
  • No excuse not to keep in touch
  • But no , it’s not
general features
General features
  • Text discourages deep conversations
  • Reach a particular person
  • Can call but not be called back
  • It is the act of communication that matters, not the content
  • Sometimes it’s just practical
  • Time limit= practical
the mother
The mother
  • Propagate the mother role/ micromanage the household
  • A false sense of motherhood
the child
The child
  • Convenience over depth
  • Intrusive and dragging
  • Unaware of child’s age
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(a) immediately but also reflectively;

  • (b) informally but also authoritatively;
  • and (c) in a manner that is engaged but also detached.
  • saying things that cannot usually be said face to face.
breadwinner
breadwinner
  • Compromised masculinity
  • Bruised egos
  • The “inquiry”
  • side jobs and delaying calls
home maker
Home maker
  • difficulty
disciplinarian
disciplinarian
  • Undermined since father has no work
  • Mother has to do it.
nurturer
nurturer
  • Double burden for mother.: Care and get job
  • No depth
  • Others, mothers know first
  • I miss you kuno
sources
Sources
  • Of mobile phones and mother-fathers by Cabanes & Acedera. New Media and Society
  • Mobile phone parenting by Madianou and Miller. New Media and Society.