S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute of Communication Research (언론정보연구소) Journal of Communication Research (언론정보연구) Journal of Communication Research (언론정보연구) vol.45(2) (2008)
이주 여성의 휴대전화 경험과 관계 맺기
The immigrant women's experience and relationship of mobile phone
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- Journal of Communication Research, Vol.45 No.2. pp. 43-68
- In this article the author explores the cultural practices and identity of immigrant women with mobile phone in Korea. The author participated in 3 meetings with 74 immigrant women and did focus-interviews with them. The interviews demonstrates various results. The immigrant women in Korea use the mobile-phone for the relationship with their family and friends instead of entertainment and habitual use. They are very smart user with the knowledge of the new technology, but the gender influence them on their relationship and use of mobile phone. They use the phone for emotional relationship and love with their husbands, the mobile-phones are used for the basic care, safe and education of their children. The role of mother and wife is emphasized in their use of mobile-phone. The identity of diaspora appeared in the expanded space with the mobile phone. the mobile-phone linked them with their homeland. They could get distant help and emotional safeness from their family in homeland with the phone. They earn the family's supports and advices on the pone beyond the distances from their country.