Week 6. Culture week.

The concept of this week that I find fascinating is the transnational diasporic communities. After much thinking about it I thought that my personal experience is that of a transnational subject. I was born in Mexico. Migrated to the USA as I turn twenty. Perhaps this is where i found a much stronger sense of being part of a diasporic community, the feeling here in Australia has been a bit different. My reasoning rests on the proximity of both countries, and the large number of seasonal and permanent migrants that come from Mexico to The USA and Australia. In fact, hispanics have become one of the largest groups of migrants into the USA, according to The Centro Hispano Pew. and are becoming the second ethnic group.Pimpkwjpg Mexican Prostituting
Inmersed in this diasporic community, I found the use of new media and old media a way to maintain contact with my country of origen. The technological evolution of the internet has made the use of social media from one part of the globe to another accelarate the flow of social communication. The advent of Facebook and Twitter are prime examples of how the constant updating of status creates a form of constant communication. I can follow the politics of Mexico via Twitter following any hashtag and be able to participate online in another type of diaspora. These online participation includes the discussion of events that are influencing a particular cultural identity.#yosoy132melbourne Tag

The multiple identities that are interconnected thru the new and old media are but one aspect of how transnational diasporas communities are engaging in a meaningful way.


Centro hispano Pew 2012. Viewed on the 3rd of september 2012.


Facebook 2012. Viewed on the 28 of August 2012.


Twitter 2012. Viewed on the 28th August 2012.





One thought on “Week 6. Culture week.

  1. I found this post really interesting; as a migrant who’s experienced both American culture and Australian culture, I would have loved to hear your thoughts on Australia’s internationally perceived culture, and whether it lived up to the expectations (or stereotypes) that have been promoted or held internationally (I’m of the opinion that Aus doesn’t particularly have much culture of it’s own, certainly not one which matches the stereotype of the ‘typical Aussie’, and that ours is more a product of a mishmash of different cultures and ethnicities, kind of making our culture simply one of multiculturalism). For that matter, did the Americans live up to their promoted vision of their culture? It’s also helpful to hear anecdotal evidence to support the theory that most people are blogging about, that social media has evolved to support the diaspora of cultures, and serve as means for reconnection with ‘home’ over physical distance.

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