TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
6
ABSTRACT
8
I. INTRODUCTION
9
STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS OF CHANGE
10
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS TOPIC
12
THE
DISSERTATION:
A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS
14
THE MIGRANT CREATIVE STORY IS PERSONAL
16
READING THE MIGRANT CREATIVE
17
II. LITERATURE REVIEW
19
VIEWING LIFE THROUGH A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONIST LENS
20
THE
MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY,
AND CULTURE REVIEW
24
CONCLUSION
34
III. METHODOLOGY
35
REVEALING THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
36
DISCOVERING ANOTHER KIND OF ACADEMIC VOICE
41
THE RESEARCH QUESTION
43
THE STORYMAKING AND STORYTELLING
PROCESS:
A
MASH-UP
OF NARRATIVE APPROACHES
43
THE TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR RECORDING DISSERTATION PROCESS AND PROGRESS
49
SETTING THE STAGE FOR COLLECTING DATA
52
COLLECTING AND INTERPRETING MATERIALS
56
ANALYSIS
57
APPRECIATIVE
REFLECTION:
A CREATIVE COLLAGE OF NARRATIVE STYLES
59
THE MACRO NARRATIVE
62
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