Yıl 2017, Cilt 12 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 1 - 8 2017-01-05

MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL

TARIK SAMAK [1]


Over the last decade, social networking sites emerge as an ideal tool of communication that facilitate interaction among people online. At the same time, in a world which is characterized by massive waves of migration, globalization results in the construction of the diaspora who seek through new ways to build communities. Within this framework, while traditional media have empowered diaspora members to maintain ties and bonds with their homeland and fellow members, the emergence of social media have offered new opportunities for diasporas to get involved in diasporic identity and community construction. The creation of several diasporic groups on social media like Yabiladi.com and WAFIN.be, respectively in France and Belgium, emphasize the vital role they play in everyday lives of the diaspora. To study the importance and implications of these online communities for diaspora members and investigate their online practices, this article carries out a virtual ethnography of the Moroccan community on Yabiladi portal in France. By means of the qualitative approach of interviews, this article aims at justifying whether the online groups of diasporic Moroccans in France can be defined as communities, and whether social networking sites can be considered as an alternative landscape for the diaspora to create links with other diasporic members. This article, through users’ experience, provides deep understanding of Yabiladi members’ beliefs about the “community” and their online daily practices which enable them to “imagine” it as a community.

Moroccan Diaspora, Community, Social Networking Sites, Internet, Ethnography
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Konular Sosyal
Bölüm İletişim Bilimleri
Yazarlar

Yazar: TARIK SAMAK
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 5 Ocak 2017

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { nwsahuman284407, journal = {Humanities Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {1308-7320}, address = {}, publisher = {NWSA Akademik Dergiler}, year = {2017}, volume = {12}, pages = {1 - 8}, doi = {10.12739/NWSA.2017.12.1.4C0213}, title = {MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL}, key = {cite}, author = {SAMAK, TARIK} }
APA SAMAK, T . (2017). MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL. Humanities Sciences , 12 (1) , 1-8 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/nwsahuman/issue/26826/284407
MLA SAMAK, T . "MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL". Humanities Sciences 12 (2017 ): 1-8 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/nwsahuman/issue/26826/284407>
Chicago SAMAK, T . "MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL". Humanities Sciences 12 (2017 ): 1-8
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ISNAD SAMAK, TARIK . "MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL". Humanities Sciences 12 / 1 (Ocak 2017): 1-8 .
AMA SAMAK T . MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL. Humanities Sciences. 2017; 12(1): 1-8.
Vancouver SAMAK T . MOROCCAN DIASPORA IN FRANCE: COMMUNITY BUILDING ON YABILADI PORTAL. Humanities Sciences. 2017; 12(1): 8-1.