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[Commlist] Special Issue: Migration, Digital Media and Emotion published

Fri Sep 04 17:24:40 GMT 2020

    Special Issue: Migration, Digital Media and Emotion |

International Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(5), 2020: 621-820

*Guest edited by Donya Alinejad and Sandra Ponzanesi**
**Published by SAGE Journals, August 2020***

This collection brings together key themes that integrate the scholarship on migration, digital media, and emotion. Drawing from a variety of conceptual, theoretical, and methodological traditions that cross-cut academic disciplines, the articles in this issue explore the emotional facets of digitally mediated migrant socialities in a variety of socio-cultural and geographic locales. These examinations raise important questions about how digital media ubiquity shapes global migration experiences and multicultural media publics at various scales. How are relations of intimacy and care at a distance articulated and experienced through social media? What does it mean to imagine home as a digitally mediated experience? In what unexpected ways are platforms reshaping migrant subjectivities? In this introductory article we address these and other questions, outlining how we believe the study of emotion can help us think more comprehensively about the digital mediation of migrants’ social lives in the current media age.

Contributions include:

  * Donya Alinejad, Sandra Ponzanesi. "Migrancy and digital mediations
    of emotion." (pp. 621-638)
  * Raelene Wilding, Loretta Baldassar, Shashini Gamage, Shane Worrell,
    Samiro Mohamud. "Digital media and the affective economies of
    transnational families." (pp. 639-655)
  * Celine Meyers, Pragna Rugunanan. "Mobile-mediated mothering from a
    distance: A case study of Somali mothers in Port Elizabeth, South
    Africa." (pp. 656-673)
  * Jolynna Sinanan, Catherine Gomes. " 'Everybody needs friends':
    Emotions, social networks and digital media in the friendships of
    international students." (pp. 674-691)
  * Haili Li. "Transnational togetherness through Rela: Chinese queer
women's practices for maintaining ties with the homeland." (pp. 692-708)
  * Mine Gencel Bek, Patricia Prieto Blanco. "(Be)Longing through visual
    narrative: Mediation of (dis)affect and formation of politics
    through photographs and narratives of migration at DiasporaTürk."
    (pp. 709-727)
  * Silvia Almenara-Niebla. "Making digital 'home-camps': Mediating
    emotions among the Sahrawi refugee diaspora." (pp. 728-744)
  * Marloes Annette Geboers, Chad Thomas Van De Wiele. "Regimes of
    visibility and the affective affordances of Twitter." (pp. 745-765)
  * Earvin Charles Cabalquinto, Guy Wood-Bradley. "Migrant platformed
    subjectivity: rethinking the mediation of transnational affective
    economies via digital connectivity services." (pp. 787-802)
  * Beatrice Zani. "WeChat, we sell, we feel: Chinese women's emotional
    petit capitalism. (pp. 803-820)

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