Negotiating identity politics via networked communication: a case study of the Welsh-speaking population in Patagonia, Argentina
AuthorsRoberts, Simon Gwyn
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis chapter examines the communicative and political potential of networked communication in the specific context of marginalized linguistic communities. The work concerns the remnant Welsh-speaking population in Patagonia, Argentina, descended from 19th century migrants who attempted to establish an exclusive and deliberately isolated Welsh-speaking enclave in the region. Since then, the ‘enclave’ has been absorbed into the wider Argentinian ethnic and linguistic melting pot with Welsh-speaking residents now Argentinian citizens claiming dual linguistic and cultural heritage, and therefore represents a kind of archetype for a wider journey from conflict and exclusivity to compromise, inclusivity and hybridity.
CitationRoberts, S.G. (2017). Negotiating Identity Politics via Networked Communication: A Case Study of the Welsh-Speaking Population in Patagonia, Argentina. In Hodgson, G. (Ed.) Conflict, Media and Trauma. Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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