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communities, to examine a set of non-canonical narrative practices in a Facebook group for the Portuguese diaspora in France.
Instead of reports of individual members’ past experiences, these narratives
function as invitations to other group members to co-tell typical, shared
experiences. Specifically, we investigate how group members share vacation trips to Portugal with each other in ways that produce
a sense of collective and simultaneous experience. They accomplish this through deictically-based narrative strategies that shift
the social, spatial, and temporal perspectives of narrating and narrated frames in ways that link the following: individual
I’s with collective we’s, one-time events with timeless event types, and co-presence online
with co-presence on vacation. Through these strategies, participants connect Facebook narrations of vacations to the larger social
project of diasporic longing for and return to Portugal.
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