Chapter 8: Mobile Technologies and Forced Migration

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Dona, G. and Godin, Marie 2018. Chapter 8: Mobile Technologies and Forced Migration. in: Bloch, Alice and Doná, Giorgia (ed.) Forced Migration: Current Issues and Debates Routledge. pp. 126-144
AuthorsDona, G. and Godin, Marie
EditorsBloch, Alice and Doná, Giorgia
Abstract

This chapter adopts a comprehensive approach to examine the role of mobile technologies for belonging and survival among forced migrants in transit who inhabit ‘techno-border-scapes’. It integrates the literature on state surveillance, digital activism and digital humanitarianism. Forced migrants in Calais live outside conventional forms of protection and assistance at the French-UK border. For them mobile phones are multi-functional devices and life-saving tools that intersect with all dimensions – practical, affective, economic, social and political – of their lives. They are enabling but also constraining devices that produce digital inequalities.

Book titleForced Migration: Current Issues and Debates
Page range126-144
Year2018
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Online15 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Oct 2018
ISBN9781138653238
9781138653221
9781315623757
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/9781138653238
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Forced Migration: Current Issues and Debates on 15.08.18, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138653238

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