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The Facebook groups and pages of Malagasy migrants in France: hubs of peer-to-peer and spontaneous solidarity

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dc.contributor.author Andrianimanana, Fortunat Miarintsoa
dc.contributor.author Roca Cuberes, Carles, 1969-
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-12T07:17:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-12T07:17:50Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Andrianimanana FM, Roca-Cuberes C. The Facebook groups and pages of Malagasy migrants in France: hubs of peer-to-peer and spontaneous solidarity. Soc sci. 2021;10(11):420. DOI: 10.3390/socsci10110420
dc.identifier.issn 2076-0760
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/48959
dc.description.abstract How do social platforms such as Facebook help migrant communities cope with the adversities faced during the migration journey? This is the question that drove this study, which explores the on- and offline experiences of Malagasy migrants in France during their migration journeys. We use complementary mixed methods, including an online survey (2021, n = 340) and participant observation of in-group and public interactions on 28 Facebook groups and pages of this community. We found that peer-to-peer solidarity as a collective response to the adversities faced during migration is present and very active within the Malagasy community in France. The exchanges among the members of this community concerning matters such as administrative issues and the transport of parcels between France and Madagascar are intense and continuous. Beyond this, solidarity chains are temporarily activated in response to specific needs, and particularly in collectively challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research also found that in their groups and pages, the Malagasy in France engage less frequently in other vital issues, such as finding work.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Social sciences. 2021;10(11):420.
dc.rights © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title The Facebook groups and pages of Malagasy migrants in France: hubs of peer-to-peer and spontaneous solidarity
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10110420
dc.subject.keyword Malagasy diaspora
dc.subject.keyword e-diaspora
dc.subject.keyword transnational solidarity
dc.subject.keyword Facebook
dc.subject.keyword imagined community
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