Floating Narratives: Digital Storytelling and Transnational Families
In order to address this question, the study looks at the technologically mediated interactions and digital storytelling of six Colombian families who immigrated to Canada from Colombia in order to investigate how they co-construct their social realities. The findings to be presented will be drawn from in-depth semi-structured interviews conducted in August and September 2015 with 12 adult Colombians residing in Montreal, and six of their respective family members who remain in Colombia.
A preliminary analysis of the interview data suggests that the nature of family communication has indeed changed in the eyes of the interviewees. The nature and flow of the family storytelling is revealed differently thanks to new platforms that allow for permanent interaction. In presenting my findings, I will be placing emphasis on the new dynamics of communication and storytelling emerging from their digital interactions. The description and interpretation of these practices is crucial for identifying implications of ICTs in building new sociabilities in the global world.