Mobilities, Communication, and Asia| Media, Mobility, and Resilience Among Diasporic Young People

Audrey Yue


This article examines how diasporic youth resilience is acquired and strengthened through communication. Communication is central to diasporic youth resilience, but communication and media scholars are often absent from theorizing diasporic youth resilience. Using the material social practice of mobile photography, and through original research with young migrants and refugees in Australia, I critically develop a new theory of diasporic youth resilience to demonstrate how adaptability, rather than adaptation, is key to diasporic young people’s empowered experiences of relationships, identities, access, social cohesion, and future life plans, as well as advance communication, diasporic youth media, and social resilience studies.


diasporic youth resilience, mobile photography, mobility, resilience communication, adaptability

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