9 September 2019

Television & New Media

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

Last week SAGE Journals published the new issue of the research magazine Television& New Media (Volume 20 Issue 6, September 2019). This special issue is about Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: (Re)Mapping Connectivity and Belonging. Prof Sandra Ponzanesi (Gender Studies) is the guest editor.

Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk

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.

Migration and globalization

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.