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Strangers to the Village: Social Media Use among Displaced Assyrian Christians in Ankawa, Iraq
by Gardner, Jeff, Ph.D., Regent University, 2018, 130; 10789104
Abstract (Summary)

This study employs a mixed method, sequential explanatory design strategy, one in which the interpretation of the quantitative data is weighted more heavily than that of the qualitative data, to record social media usage among Assyrian Christian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were held in the Asti 2 IDP camp in Ankawa, Iraq, from 2014 to 2017. Through a quantitative survey instrument and a series of oral interviews, this study explores the social media habits of 315 respondents, paying particular attention to types of social media applications used, attitudes of the IDPs towards the useful of SMA in making the world aware of their plight and resolving their displacement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brown, William
Commitee: Keeler, John D., Pfeiffer, Markus
School: Regent University
Department: Communication & the Arts
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Middle Eastern Studies, Web Studies, Mass communications
Keywords: Assyrian, IDP, Internally displaced persons, Iraqi Christian, Nineveh, Social media
Publication Number: 10789104
ISBN: 978-0-355-85147-2
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