Incipient Soviet Diaspora: Encounters in Cyberspace

Larisa Fialkova, Maria N. Yelenevskaya

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Computer-mediated communication (CMC) has become a vital part
of everyday life. The emphasis in CMC investigation is on the
globalizing nature of the Internet, while its localizing role as the
meeting place of dispersed communities has not been sufficiently
researched. Defining diasporas, scholars indicate the importance of
their symbolic dimensions and the ethnic group consciousness. In
the case of former Soviets, however, the latter is less important than
common language and culture. We discuss institutional and
grassroots sites that function as a cyber extension of the real-life
diaspora of former Soviets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-101
JournalNarodna Umjetnost
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Reprinted in: S. Schwarzband, M. Taube, R. Timenchik (eds) (2006). Quadrivium: Festschrift Professor W. Moskovich. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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