Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRitter, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T11:10:51Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T11:10:51Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn17460719
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/1339
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.3167/ame.2015.100204
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the ways Moroccan middle-class professionals residing in Istanbul have forged transnational connections since the 2006 free trade agreement between Turkey and Morocco. Based on ethnographic fieldwork the article finds that research participants embrace three interdependent mobilities - imaginative corporeal and virtual. First Moroccan television viewers imaginatively internalise images of Turkish society through Turkish programmes broadcast in Morocco. Then Moroccan nationals engage in physical travel to Turkey initially as tourists but later also as job seekers. Finally Moroccan residents of Istanbul travel virtually to keep in touch with friends and family through media such as online platforms and instant messaging applications. In this article I argue that users of virtual environments have developed into new transnational brokers facilitating the spatial extension of border-crossing networks. © Berghahn Books.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherBerghahn Journals
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectDigital media
dc.subjectIstanbul
dc.subjectMobilities
dc.subjectMorocco
dc.subjectTransnationalism
dc.titleBalancing the here and there: Transnational mobilities of moroccan middle-class professionals in Istanbul
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.startpage46
dc.identifier.endpage63
dc.relation.journalAnthropology of the Middle East
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.volume10
dc.identifier.doi10.3167/ame.2015.100204
dc.contributor.khasauthorRitter, Christian


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record