|Title: ||Diasporic sociality online: a rising ICT-dependent networking culture and its work-life boundaries|
|Issue Date: ||2018-06-12 15:39:05 (UTC+8)|
This research examines the role of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in blurring work-leisure boundaries among a recent wave of Chinese migrants in Britain, identifying a rising mode of ICT-mediated diasporic sociality. In particular, it examines an emerging ICT-sustained after-work culture that extends their labor process into the leisure setting. Based on in-depth interviews and participant observation, the findings demonstrate how the limited human and social capital Chinese migrants possess encourages them to seek help for work and building client relationships within co-ethnic social ties through leisure events in non-working hours. This type of after-hours labor is discursively constructed as leisure and is characterized by its ICT-savvy sociality.
|Relation: ||Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives, Vol.11, No.2, pp.230-249|
|Data Type: ||article|
|DOI link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/24522015-01102004|
|Appears in Collections:||[Department of Radio & Television & Graduate Program] Periodical Articles|