Uyghur Facebook Use and Diasporic Identity Construction
Nur-‐Muhammad, Rizwangul; Dodson, Giles; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Horst, Heather
Citation:Nur-Muhammad, R. , Dodson, G., Papoutsaki, E., and Horst H. (2013). Uyghur Facebook Use and Diasporic Identity Construction. IAMCR 2013 Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2231
This paper presents preliminary empirical findings of an ongoing examination of the use of online social media, specifically Facebook, among the Uyghur diaspora which has been described as a 'diaspora under construction' (Dilnur, 2012, p.3). The paper demonstrates how online identities are constructed through social media use, and in turn how the construction of these identities contributes to the production of an emerging 'Uyghur diasporic identity'.