Special Issue: Migration in a Digital Age: (Re)Mapping Connectivity and Belonging

Guest editor Sandra Ponzanesi

Journal Television and New Media
Vol. 20(6): 547-648

This special issue charts new directions in digital media and migration studies from a gendered, postcolonial, and multidisciplinary perspective. In particular, the focus is on the ways in which the experience of displacement is resignified and transformed by new digital affordances from different vantage points, engaging with recent developments in datafication, visualization, biometric technologies, platformization, securitization, and extended reality (XR) as part of a drastically changed global mediascape. This issue explores the role of new media technologies in rethinking the dynamics of migration and globalization by focusing in particular on the role of migrant users as “connected” and active participants, as well as “screened” and subject to biometric datafication, visualization, and surveillance.

With contributions from: Arjun Appadurai, Roopika Risam, Mirca Madianou, Myria Georgiou, Radha Hegde, Joost Raessens and Sandra Ponzanesi

Publication Date: September 2019
Publisher: SAGE Journals 

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