Somali Diaspora and Digital Practices: Gender, Media and Belonging

The Special issue on Somali Diaspora and Digital Practices: Gender, Media and Belonging for the Journal of Global Diaspora & Media is out as of 1 June and available through open access. Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi, full professor and chair of Media, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, is the guest editor of the issue.

About the issue

The different contributions to the issue explore how digital co-presence, enabled by new social media platforms and apps, allows people to establish multi-sited forms of belonging that cut across national, ethnic and ‘clan’ boundaries and reshape the sense of diasporic belonging and nostalgia for the troubled homeland that has undergone enormous conflicts and strife. The close analysis of empirical findings across different sites in Europe shows multi-sitedness, generation and urban belonging as central features.

The special issue is an output of the ERC project CONNECTINGEUROPE: Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging

 

  • Title: Somali Diaspora and Digital Practices: Gender, Media and Belonging.
  • Editor: Sandra Ponzanesi
  • Publisher: Intellect
  • ISBN: 2632-5853 (Print); 2632-5861 (Online)