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Researching the Connected Migrant

Dana Diminescu 1, 2, 3 
1 SPE - Sociologie Psychologie Ergonomique
I3, une unité mixte de recherche CNRS (UMR 9217) - Institut interdisciplinaire de l’innovation
Abstract : In this keyword chapter, I discuss the genealogy of the figure of the connected migrant. Departing from Abdelmalak Sayad and dominant migration studies foci I argue how in the contemporary moment, migrants’ usage of digital technologies demonstrates they may shift from being doubly absent from their host and home country, towards being able to maintain a connected presence. Drawing on the notion of the pharmakon I tease out that this logic presence also brings forth ambivalent consequences, it functions as a medicine and a poison. Finally I propose the notion of migration traceability as a new model of analysis to research the connected migrant at the junction of digital humanities and computational social sciences.
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Dana Diminescu. Researching the Connected Migrant. The Sage Handbook of Media and Migration, 2019, 9781526447210. ⟨hal-02403458⟩



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