It has been a long time coming but today I got my hands on a physical copy of my new book, Migrant Mothers in the Digital Age: Emotion and Belonging in Migrant Maternal Online Communities.
The book is published by Routledge in a hardcover and e-book version. If you would like to read it and have trouble getting hold of it, please send me a message (my Twitter profile is probably a good route).
The book is based on my research with migrant mothers living in Australia who participate in online communities created by and for migrant mothers.
It looks at how migrant mothers build relationships with each other through these online communities and find ways to make a place for themselves and their families in a new country, and it highlights the often overlooked labour that goes into sustaining these groups and facilitating these new relationships and spaces of trust.
Anyway, you can read more about the book in the link above, or get in touch if you have any questions.
This is a book which provides a new and impressively researched insight into the migration story, one which though focusing on the digital culture of 2021 at the same time resonates with the experiences of migrant mothers in centuries past. Migrant Mothers in the Digital Age deserves a place on the list of all those engaged in researching and understanding the role and experiences of motherhood and the processes of settlement in the female migrant experience.Dr Anne J. Kershen, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London