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This article examines how technology is used in innovative ways to maintain family ties after forced displacement.

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Numbers of displaced persons have increased exponentially in recent years. This research focuses on the gendered, psychological, and economic impacts of forced migration and the role technology plays as vulnerable populations navigate precarious circumstances.


This case study focuses on groups of immigrant and refugee women in Houston, Texas and how they use technology to build community in resettlement while maintaining relationships with family in diaspora.

Maria Curtis
University of Houston-Clear Lake

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This page is a summary of: Performing closeness: Al-ghurbah and co-presence in Syrian refugee women’s vernacular media, Performing Islam, December 2021, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/pi_00018_1.
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