Cultures of (im)mobile entanglements

Earvin Cabalquinto, Koen Leurs

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Abstract

What does the increased reliance on digital communication technologies by migrants, refugees,asylum seekers, migrant communities, governments and researchers reveal about the benefits,limits and politics of everyday mobile and immobile experiences during the pandemic? This intro-duction to the special issue on cultures of (im)mobile entanglements addresses this inquiry, along-side ten articles covering themes of governance and surveillance, agency and negotiatedsubjectivities, translocal and transnational solidarity, as well as doing research in pandemictimes. Critically engaging with both mobility and immobility in the intersectingfield of mobilitiesand migration research, the special issue centres a multidimensional and multi-scalar perspectiveon the deep interlinking of various modes of mobilities and stasis in and beyond spatial and tem-poral conditions mediated by politically and culturally structured digitalization. It endeavours tocreate a vantage point to critically examine the mobility–immobility continuum as informed bypower relations, hierarchies and inequalities in a networked and global society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Sept 2023

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