Two DSU professors have teamed together as editors and contributors to publish a new book – Migration, Technology and Transculturation: A Global Perspective.
Dr. Myna German, chair of the Department of Mass Communications, and Dr. Padmini Banerjee, associate professor of psychology, co-edited the book and jointly contributed the opening overview chapter in the 14-chapter collaborative work that features scholarly perspectives from academic writers from around the world.
The book examines the complex dynamics of transnational migration and the dual and often multiple lives that entails for migrants – giving rise to the subject of transculturation. This collection of thought-provoking nonfiction writings contributes to the ongoing conversations across borders and disciplines, through empirical and theoretical articles that are presented within an interdisciplinary framework.
According to Dr. German, she and Dr. Banerjee began working on the book in March 2009. Financial support from DSU enabled them to attend conferences that put them in contact with some of the authors who would contribute to this book. The two faculty members also issued a “request for papers” on the book subject and received a number of submissions that way as well, some of which were also incorporated in the collective work.
In addition to authors from the United States, Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Russia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere, there are also other DSU writers who contributed to the work. Dr. Divyesh Raythatha, assistant professor of mass communication, wrote a chapter on “The Role of Media Convergence and Communications Technology in Instantaneous Dissemination of Human Rights Violation Reports.” In addition, Dr. John D. Rich, assistant professor of psychology, contributed the book’s afterword section.
Migration, Technology and Transculturation: A Global Perspective can be purchased online at Amazon.com.