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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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Ofw

OfW


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  • Clock : autonomy

  • Coin: inequality

  • Cell phone and migration: ?


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  • The medium is the message.


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  • 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 gap at a crucial period


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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.


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  • Medina (2001) identifies: being the breadwinner, homemaker, disciplinarian, and nurturer.


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


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  • It’s reconstituted and complicated. Not cooperated.


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.


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