As an edited collection, 'Transnational Migrations in the Asia-Pacific' interrogates the diversity of transnational migration experiences in the Asia-Pacific through the lens of digital ethnography in order to explore the transformative effects digital media play in these experiences. While there has been work on the various ways in which internet communication technologies (ICTs) particularly mobile communication allows for various forms of connectivity between individuals and groups in this age of hyper (transnational) mobility, there is a scarcity on the way digital media presents challenges, creates agency and alters relationships within the broad umbrella of the transnational migration experience. The authors in this collection – who come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds across social, cultural, education and communication research – present cutting-edge cross- and trans-disciplinary analyses of transnational migration where digital media become a creative, if not fundamental avenue, for migrants to develop new strategies for dealing with their cross-border mobilities.
Brenda S. A. Yeoh is a Professor in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Catherine Gomes is an Associate Professor at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.