Media and migration through the lens of mediatization and transnationalism

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In present paper, the debates around mediatization and transnationalism constitute the backdrop for a discussion on the media and communication practices among Swedish expatriates in the Netherlands and forced migrants from Bosnia in Sweden. The complex relationship between (transnational) identity, place and mobility is studied at three intersections between media and migration: (1) creativity and connection-making, (2) The boundaries of mediated freedom and (3) the transnational production of locality. The paper stresses the importance of a contextual and non-media-centric perspective (see Morley, 2009); it is in agents’ daily activities – where media practices and social practices are interwoven with each other – the interplay between processes of deterritorialization and reterritorialization takes place.


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  • Malmö University
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  • Media Studies
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 14
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Communication Association annual conference, Phoenix Arizona 24-28 May 2012 -
Duration: 2012 May 242012 May 28


ConferenceInternational Communication Association annual conference, Phoenix Arizona 24-28 May 2012

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