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Migration and Caring Across Distance: Facebook, Skype & Digital Kinship

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RMIT University

Building 16 Level 7 Room 7 & 8 (Green Brain)

336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

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Migrants over 65 are more digitally literate than locals.
They’re as keen to embrace social networking as the people that love them. But there are obstacles in their way.

Join RMIT’s Social and Global Studies Centre as we feature Professor Loretta Baldassar’s research on ageing and the use of digital networks to maintain relationships, deliver care and create what she calls digital kinning.

Professor Baldassar will share three international case-studies examining the support networks that were created across continents and how this relates to policy, the changing nature of relationships in the digital age and how we can best support our ageing population so they can take advantage of what technology can offer when it comes to maintaining intimacy and family connections across cultures and nations.

Professor Baldassar's presentation is drawn from research in progress on the Australia Research Council Project, Ageing and New Media, conducted in collaboration with Associate Professor Raelene Wilding (La Trobe University) and a team of researchers.

Follow the event live on Twitter #DigiKinSGSC

This is a Social and Global Studies Centre Seminar Series Event which is our flagship series showcasing the very latest in innovative and ground-breaking research, findings and approaches to creating a more equitable society.

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RMIT University

Building 16 Level 7 Room 7 & 8 (Green Brain)

336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

Australia

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