I am very delighted to share with everyone the review of my forthcoming book titled "(Im)mobile Homes: Family life at a distance in the age of mobile media". I am grateful for the inspiring reviews of my book, written by leading scholars in my field. Thank you to Oxford University Press (OUP) for publishing my first sole-authored book.
Here are the reviews of my book:
This book is an inspiring analysis of the separated condition that millions of migrants and their distant families find themselves in. Earvin Cabalquinto expertly combines digital media, migration, and mobilities research to show us innovative ways of living with loved ones at a distance while also bringing into stark relief conditions and experiences of inequality and colonial path dependencies. A really engaging and interesting read, and highly recommended.
-- Monika Büscher, Lancaster University
This poignant book chronicles the lives of Filipino transnational migrants and their families who continue to find ways to create a sense of home through mobile communication technologies. Cabalquinto presents an empathetic and nuanced account that highlights not only the creativity and commitment to maintaining connections with family but also the broader structures such as the state and familial expectations that fundamentally shape the possibilities for their (im)mobile homes.
-- Heather A. Horst, Western Sydney University
Earvin Cabalquinto paints an insightful and richly detailed picture of how technological mediation enables family life at a distance. This book makes a substantial contribution to the rapidly expanding fields of mobile communication and media and migration research.
-- Mirca Madianou, Goldsmiths, University of London
Full of resonating stories from migrant parents torn apart from their children to family grudges that burrowed deep through the cracks of our modern digital communication--this is a powerful book about the everyday struggles of transnational families. Finely observed about the ambivalent possibilities for mediated connection in otherwise impossible situations, Earvin Cabalquinto's ethnography is a must-read for scholars, community organizers, tech designers, and policymakers interested in the well-being of economic migrants.
-- Jonathan Corpus Ong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
You can pre-order my book here.