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Seuferling, P., Forsler, I., King, G., Löfgren, I. & Saati, F. (2023). Diraya.media: Learning Media Literacy With and From Media Activists. International Journal of Communication, 17, 901-919
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2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Communication, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 17, s. 901-919Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Taking stock of media activist initiatives in the Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region, this article discusses findings from case study research informing the media education platform “diraya.media.” Through participatory methodology, the case studies and the bilingual (Arabic/English) website aim to analyze and strengthen local media literacy pedagogies by learning with and from media activists in the region. This article reports on six case studies of SWANA-based media activist organizations and pedagogical material for the media literacy classroom. The goal is to reflect and discuss the methodological and theoretical ramifications of Diraya as a pedagogical space for reflection and knowledge exchange between media activists and other learners in the region and beyond. Drawing on the participating activists’ experiences, Diraya is embedded in the turn toward radical media education and civic media literacies, contributing to (1) de-Westernizing media literacy education, (2) creating more learning materials based on local activist knowledge as important resources to increase media literacy, and (3) enabling of long-term collaborations by archiving and making public experiences from SWANA-based media activists.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Los Angeles: University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication, 2023
Nyckelord
media literacy, civic media, media education, media activism, de-Westernizing, SWANA region
Nationell ämneskategori
Medievetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50840 (URN)000989946400048 ()2-s2.0-85146796469 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-01-31 Skapad: 2023-01-31 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-06-09Bibliografiskt granskad
Kaun, A., Logsdon, A., Seuferling, P. & Stiernstedt, F. (2023). Serving Machines and Heterotopias: Data Entry Work in Prisons and Refugee Camps in the US and Uganda. In: Lisa Parks; Julia Velkova; Sander de Ridder (Ed.), Media Backends: Digital Infrastructures and Sociotechnical Relations (pp. 144-161). Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press
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2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Media Backends: Digital Infrastructures and Sociotechnical Relations / [ed] Lisa Parks; Julia Velkova; Sander de Ridder, Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2023, s. 144-161Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2023
Nationell ämneskategori
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52674 (URN)9780252045349 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-11-12 Skapad: 2023-11-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-12-21Bibliografiskt granskad
Leurs, K. & Seuferling, P. (2022). Migration and the Deep Time of Media Infrastructures. Communication, Culture & Critique, 15(2), 290-297
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2022 (Engelska)Ingår i: Communication, Culture & Critique, ISSN 1753-9129, E-ISSN 1753-9137, Vol. 15, nr 2, s. 290-297Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

While infrastructures of media and of migration currently converge in specific ways, in this commentary, we consider how these infrastructures always reflect distinctive moments in media history, as well as in migration history. An archaeological approach to infrastructure posits that media infrastructures do not spring into action fully formed, and neither is there ever a moment when they would be fully formed. We propose the perspective of deep time of infrastructures as a way of opening up unresolved questions about what critical researchers can and should do with historically-informed inquiry of media technologies across migration contexts. We specifically operationalize the deep time of media and migration infrastructures by addressing the three dimensions of: (1) materialities; (2) practices; and (3) imaginaries.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Oxford University Press, 2022
Nyckelord
deep time, media infrastructures, migration infrastructures, media archaeology, materialities, practices, imaginaries
Nationell ämneskategori
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap Internationell Migration och Etniska Relationer (IMER)
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48988 (URN)10.1093/ccc/tcac019 (DOI)000784348600001 ()2-s2.0-85132434031 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
Östersjöstiftelsen, 31/2016
Tillgänglig från: 2022-05-06 Skapad: 2022-05-06 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-11-03Bibliografiskt granskad
Seuferling, P. & Leurs, K. (2021). Histories of humanitarian technophilia: how imaginaries of media technologies have shaped migration infrastructures. Mobilities, 16(5), 670-687
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Histories of humanitarian technophilia: how imaginaries of media technologies have shaped migration infrastructures
2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Mobilities, ISSN 1745-0101, E-ISSN 1745-011X, Vol. 16, nr 5, s. 670-687Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Contemporary migration infrastructures commonly reflect imaginaries of technological solutionism. Fantasies of efficient ordering, administrating and limiting of refugee bodies in space and time through migration infrastructures are distinctive, but not novel as they draw on long historical lineages. Drawing on archival records, we present a case-study on post-World-War-II refugee encampments. By highlighting the deeply historical role of media in migration governance, i.e. the act of mediation through technological infrastructuring, we seek to bring together the fields of migration studies and media studies. We argue that this cross-fertilization helps to historically untangle power dimensions, inherent workings, as well as human experiences imbued in the tech-based management of migration ‘crises’. Uncovering historical underpinnings of digitalized asylum regimes through the prism of media infrastructures, and socio-technical imaginaries surrounding them, points at continuities and genealogies of containing and managing people in time and space, reaching into technologies of colonial and fascist projects. We thus seek to explore the assumptions that drive the build-up of migration and media infrastructures: How are migrants, camps, media and their infrastructural interrelations imagined? Which cultural horizons are reflected in technologies, which functions are imagined for whom, and how are utilitarian ideas about humanitarianism and migration control embedded?

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Nyckelord
Migration infrastructure; media infrastructure; refugee camps; refugee history; media history
Nationell ämneskategori
Medievetenskap Teknikhistoria Kulturstudier
Forskningsämne
Kritisk kulturteori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46191 (URN)10.1080/17450101.2021.1960186 (DOI)000683656100001 ()2-s2.0-85112210295 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
Östersjöstiftelsen, 31/2016
Tillgänglig från: 2021-08-11 Skapad: 2021-08-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-10-18Bibliografiskt granskad
Seuferling, P. (2021). Immobile socialities?: Historicising media practices in refugee camps. In: Annette Hill; Maren Hartmann; Magnus Andersson (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Mobile Socialities: (pp. 302-319). London: Routledge
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2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: The Routledge Handbook of Mobile Socialities / [ed] Annette Hill; Maren Hartmann; Magnus Andersson, London: Routledge, 2021, s. 302-319Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores mobile socialities and media practices in the context of refugee camps in post-war Germany (ca. 1945-1960). In refugee camps, forcefully mobilised individuals are forcefully immobilised, making the camp into an institution, where national-territorialist imaginaries of belonging and disbelonging are negotiated - through controlling (im)mobility and respective socialities. Based on archival material from post-war German shelters, this chapter explores these paradoxical workings of mobilisation and immobilisation in forced migration processes. To do so, media practice theory serves as an analytical prism to observe socialities enacted in and around media, which make up experiences of mobility and immobility. The material here points at three dimensions of media practices, shaping mobile socialities: socio-material immobilisation through the set-up of physical spaces, creating forced sociality as well as encapsulation and segregation; media technological environments and repertoires in camps, enabling and controlling communication and connectivity; and mobilising media and communication practices of resistance, activism and protest among camp residents. This variety of camp-based media practices provides a historical perspective on how practices around media shape a spectrum of both mobile and immobile socialities and anti-socialities. Apart from counteracting a rhetoric of newness often found in accounts of mobile media and digital communication, such historicizations of media practices in camps, ultimately, lead us to preceding articulations of socialities and anti-socialities, where mobility and immobility have been negotiated and imagined in an extreme counter-space at the margins of society, which always reflects its utopian ideas of inside and outside. 

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London: Routledge, 2021
Nationell ämneskategori
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47307 (URN)10.4324/9781003089872-28 (DOI)2-s2.0-85110647870 (Scopus ID)9781000377095 (ISBN)9781003089872 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2021-11-25 Skapad: 2021-11-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2021-11-25Bibliografiskt granskad
Seuferling, P. (2021). Media and the refugee camp: The historical making of space, time, and politics in the modern refugee regime. (Doctoral dissertation). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
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2021 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, monografi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation explores media practices in and of refugee camps. In the wake of forced migration becoming ever more digitized both in its experiences and its governance, this thesis historicizes media practices in refugee camps as a space of the refugee regime. In various historical contexts in Germany after 1945, this study analyses archival material in order to trace media practices in the making of refugee camps’ space, time, and politics, and thereby provides historical insights into circularities, ruptures, and continuities of media practices and their entanglement with being and being made a refugee. 

Refugee camps spatialize the modern “refugee regime” (Betts, 2010) as a hegemonic mode of governing forced migration. Being paradoxical tools of both shelter and humanitarian relief and at the same time segregation and exclusion, refugee camps are “heterotopian and heterochronic spaces” (Foucault, 1967/1997): othered, paradoxical spaces and times, simultaneously inside and outside of society, a temporary limbo, withholding outcasts from nation-based, bordered societies while at the same time constituting these very societies.

The holistic concept of media practices (Couldry, 2004) describes how social practices of mediation and communication enable, shape, and condition socialities and materialities of the refugee camp: media as enabling environments, technologies, and techniques (Peters, 2015) construct, negotiate, and make the camp’s heterotopian and heterochronic condition. By way of media practices, camp residents, staff and authorities, NGOs and governments as well as activists, establish, maintain or alter the social relations of the camp heterotopia and heterochronia. Relating to the space, time, and politics of the camp, these media practices are conceptualized as heterotopian, heterochronic and heteropolitical media practices, which shape and negotiate the differentiation, other-ness and paradoxical inclusions and exclusions from time and space, which refugee camps thrive on.

Archival records from the post-war period of ca. 1945 to 1960, and the 1980s and 1990s, provide traces of historical media practices from camp residents, authorities within the refugee regime, and activists and other communities. Three analytical chapters explore heterotopian, heterochronic and heteropolitical media practices. Firstly, heterotopian camp space is produced, governed and controlled through media practices around media infrastructure, such as architecture, media-technological equipment, and administrative practices. Secondly, refugee camps are heterochronic limbos with multiple ruptured temporalities that are managed through media practices of memory and witnessing. Thirdly, heteropolitical media practices are forms of altering and challenging the othering politics of the camp space and camp time through forms of resistance and protest.

This thesis re-evaluates historical media practices in and of the refugee camp from the perspective of the digitized refugee regime and experience, and showcases trajectories of media practices that (regardless of media technological environment) have been employed in projects of negotiating and coping with being and being made a refugee. This thesis thereby challenges a rhetoric of newness around digital technologies and contributes theoretically, epistemologically, and empirically to the study of media and migration. By pointing out the complicitness and existentiality of media practices in making, differentiating, and relating space, time, and politics in bordered states, the thesis ultimately argues for an approach to media studies from the margins to help understand how seemingly peripheral spaces mirror and co-construct media practices in society more generally.

Abstract [sv]

Denna avhandling utforskar mediepraktiker i och som flyktingläger. I kölvattnet av en allt mer digitaliserad tvångsmigration, dess reglering och de erfarenheter den ger upphov till, avser denna avhandling att historisera mediepraktiker i flyktingläger. Studien analyserar arkivmaterial ur olika historiska kontexter i Tyskland efter 1945, för att spåra mediepraktikers roll i skapandet av flyktinglägrens tid, rum och politik. Därmed ger avhandlingen en historisk inblick i mediepraktikers cirkulering, avbrott och kontinuitet och på vilket sätt de är en del av tillståndet av att vara och bli gjord till flykting. 

Flyktingläger förrumsligar den moderna ”flyktingregimen” (Betts, 2010) som ett hegemoniskt sätt att styra och reglera tvångsmigration. Flyktingläger är paradoxala verktyg som ger skydd och humanitär hjälp samtidigt som de segregerar och stänger ute. Därför är flyktingläger att betrakta som ”heterotopiska och heterokroniska rum” (Focault, 1967/1997). De är ”det andra”, motsägelsefulla i tid och rum, på samma gång innanför och utanför samhället; en tillfällig limbo som håller kvar de som blivit utestängda från nationalstaternas avgränsade samhällen samtidigt som de på samma gång skapar och bekräftar dessa samhällen. 

Teoretiskt utgår avhandlingen ifrån mediepraktiker, ett holistiskt begrepp som utgår ifrån mediering och kommunikation som sociala praktiker (Couldry 2004), som möjliggör, formar och upprätthåller flyktinglägret både socialt och materiellt. Den utgår också från medier som möjliggörande miljöer, tekniker och teknologier (Peters, 2015) som konstruerar, förhandlar och skapar lägrets heterotopiska och heterokroniska tillstånd. Mediepraktiker hos lägerboende, personal, myndigheter, organisationer och aktivister etablerar, underhåller och alternerar de sociala relationer som utgör flyktinglägret som heterotopi och heterokroni. Genom att relatera dessa praktiker till lägrets tid, rum och politik, konceptualiseras flyktinglägrets mediepraktiker som heterotopiska, heterokroniska och heteropolitiska mediepraktiker, som formar och förhandlar den differentiering, annan-het och de motsägelsefulla in- och exkluderingar i tid och rum som utgör flyktinglägrets förutsättningar. 

Arkivmaterial har samlats in från tiden omkring 1945 till 1960 samt från 1980- och 1990-talet. Materialet har samlats in från institutionella arkiv samt community-arkiv som tillhandahåller spår av historiska mediepraktiker från lägerboende och myndigheter, liksom från aktivister och andra gemenskaper och organisationer. Tre analyskapitel utforskar heterotopiska, heterokroniska och heteropolitiska mediepraktiker i flyktingläger i Tyskland efter 1945. Analysen visar för det första att heterotopiskt lägerutrymme produceras, regleras och kontrolleras genom mediepraktiker som rör medieinfrastruktur, till exempel arkitektur, medieteknisk utrustning och administration. För det andra är flyktinglägret ett heterokroniskt limbo med avbrutna temporaliteter, som hanteras genom mediepraktiker som minne och vittesmål. För det tredje innebär heteropolitiska mediepraktiker, i former av motstånd och protester, en möjlig förändring och utmaning av den politik som konstitutionerar lägret som ”det andra”.

Denna avhandling omvärderar historiska mediepraktiker i och som flyktingläger, med utgångspunkt i en digitaliserad flyktingregim och de erfarenheter den ger upphov till. Avhandlingen visar på genealogier av mediepraktiker som, oavsett medieteknologisk miljö, har använts i olika situationer för att förhandla och hantera ett tillstånd av att vara och att göras till flykting. Därmed utmanar avhandlingen den retorik som framställer digitala teknologier som nya, och bidrar teoretiskt, empiriskt och epistemologiskt till fältet för medie- och migrationsstudier. Genom att peka på mediepraktikers roll i skapandet, särskiljningen och sammanbindningen av tid, rum och politik i gränsbaserade stater, argumenterar avhandlingen för en medievetenskap från marginalerna för att bidra till en förståelse för hur till synes perifera platser speglar och med-konstruerar mediepraktiker i samhället i stort. 

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2021. s. 337
Serie
Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 196
Nyckelord
refugee camp; media practices; media technology; refugee regime; forced migration; Germany; media history; heterotopia; space; archive; media infrastructure; memory; witnessing; resistance
Nationell ämneskategori
Medievetenskap Kommunikationsvetenskap Teknikhistoria
Forskningsämne
Kritisk kulturteori; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46390 (URN)978-91-89109-82-7 (ISBN)978-91-89109-83-4 (ISBN)
Disputation
2021-10-15, MA648, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 13:00 (Engelska)
Opponent
Handledare
Forskningsfinansiär
Östersjöstiftelsen
Tillgänglig från: 2021-09-22 Skapad: 2021-09-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-04-04Bibliografiskt granskad
Seuferling, P. (2020). Hopeful and Obligatory Remembering: Mediated Memory in Refugee Camps in Post-War Germany. Mediální studia, 14(1), 13-33
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2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: Mediální studia, ISSN 2464-4846, Vol. 14, nr 1, s. 13-33Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores mediated memory practices in refugee camps in post-war Germany. Inresponse to refugees experiencing a disjuncture of temporality materialized in the liminalspace of the refugee camp, the article argues that media practices of camp residents includepractices of remembering and witnessing. Drawing on memory studies, media practicesare understood as forms of “management of change” and “mediated witnessing”, enactingcultural and diasporic memory, as well as providing opportunities to remember, store thepresent and give witness to one’s plight. Based on an analysis of archival records from campstructures in Germany (1945–1955), examples of mnemonic media practices are analyzed.Concludingly, the article argues that mediated memory in refugee camps is characterizedby an ambiguity of “hopeful” and “obligatory” memory, affected by structures and controlof media and mnemonic activities, as well as agency and initiatives to remember and creatememories from below.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2020
Nyckelord
media practices, refugee camps, memory studies, mediated witnessing, media history
Nationell ämneskategori
Medievetenskap
Forskningsämne
Kritisk kulturteori; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40727 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2020-05-18 Skapad: 2020-05-18 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-02-22Bibliografiskt granskad
Seuferling, P. (2020). Paper, chipcards, iris scans: media technologies and the asylum regime. In: Anais de resumos Expandidos IV Seminário Internacional de Pesquisas em Militarização e Processos Sociais: Realizado entre Novembro de 2020 e Janeiro de 2021, UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, RS, Brasil. Paper presented at IV Seminário Internacional de Pesquisas em Miditarização e Processos Sociais, Online (8 occations), November 4, 2020 - January 20, 2021.. São Leopoldo: Instituto Humanitas Unisinos, 1
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Paper, chipcards, iris scans: media technologies and the asylum regime
2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: Anais de resumos Expandidos IV Seminário Internacional de Pesquisas em Militarização e Processos Sociais: Realizado entre Novembro de 2020 e Janeiro de 2021, UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, RS, Brasil, São Leopoldo: Instituto Humanitas Unisinos , 2020, Vol. 1Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This paper provides a historical and genealogical perspective on media technologies in refugee administration, and the mediation of the asylum regime. Modern global refugee governance heavily relies on media technologies in order to facilitate modes of disciplining forced migrants in time and space. Refugee camps today run on Bitcoins, use iris scans for payment. Border control, asylum registration and decision making are highly digitized and often based on AI technologies (Leurs, 2020; Mácias, 2020). Yet, while digital technologies are sold to authorities as highly innovative and brand new, practices of media-based refugee governance have historical roots and trajectories. Tracing some of these roots in the context of German refugee governance after 1945 up until today, this paper argues for a historicizing perspective to critically understand the role of media technologies in building asylum regimes, foregrounding the experiences of individuals subjected to these technological infrastructures. Technologies, such as paper slips or card indexes in the 1940s and 1950s, or digital chip cards emerging in the 1990s are predecessors to digital refugee governance, laying the groundwork for practices of control, disciplining, ranking and rating, as continued today.

This paper thinks together and explores historical and contemporary incidents of media technologies imbued in the creation of refugee governance. Carving out various examples of how refugee administration and asylum regimes were and are built in and through media technologies and practices, the paper draws on an infrastructuralist (Peters, 2015; Parks & Starosielski, 2015) take on media technologies. Examples, such as paper-based registries, refugee passports, chip cards, or iris scans are the basis for a discussion of media technologies’ “leverage” (Peters, 2015, p.18) as socio-material artifacts for subjugating and managing refugee individuals in time and space. Historically, this process finds expression in various media environments, leading into the present situation, which has been described as “deep mediatization” (Couldry & Hepp, 2017), also of refugee governance. So, exploring historical trajectories of media technologies and their entanglement with migration and asylum regimes opens up a discussion of how media are, and have always been, made part of political projects of administrating the “Other” as an outcast of the nation-state-based systems – and, vice versa, if and how technologies mediatize and affect these processes.

Today, ever more elaborate, violent border infrastructures are erected to suppress irregular migration, e.g. at Europe’s lethal borders in the Mediterranean. While we can here observe an infrastructural build-up, for forced migrants this instead results in an experienced infrastructural tear-down, of lacking rescue operations and safe ways of travel, while being more and more surveilled. Yet, historically, probably the technological and financial opportunities for refugee support have never been more, and refugee numbers have been much higher in the past. Instead, political will to provide relief and safe alternatives seems to be reaching a low point. Ultimately, evaluating different historical contexts and moments of mediatization in refugee governance helps to critically understand and nuance the role of media in building such asylum regimes.

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São Leopoldo: Instituto Humanitas Unisinos, 2020
Serie
Anais de Resumos Expandidos Seminário Internacional de Pesquisas em Midiatização e Processos Sociais, ISSN 2675-4169 ; 4
Nyckelord
forced migration; media history; infrastructures
Nationell ämneskategori
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-43009 (URN)
Konferens
IV Seminário Internacional de Pesquisas em Miditarização e Processos Sociais, Online (8 occations), November 4, 2020 - January 20, 2021.
Tillgänglig från: 2020-12-29 Skapad: 2020-12-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-12-29Bibliografiskt granskad
Wagner, H.-U. & Seuferling, P. (2020). Uses of the Past in Refugee Documentaries in Sweden and Germany: Conceptualising entangled histories of media, memory, and migration. Media History, 26(1), 91-104
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Uses of the Past in Refugee Documentaries in Sweden and Germany: Conceptualising entangled histories of media, memory, and migration
2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: Media History, ISSN 1368-8804, E-ISSN 1469-9729, Vol. 26, nr 1, s. 91-104Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Migration not only entangles people, cultures and societies but also histories and memories of diverse groups across national and cultural boundaries. The article focuses on mediated memory cultures of migration both theoretically and empirically. The first part discusses how cultural memories of migration in cross-medial flows of remediation can entangle ‘mnemonic imaginations’ of diverse groups within societies across time, cultures and media. In response to the conceptual framework of ‘entangled media histories’ this theoretical part explores entangledmedia histories of migration from the angle of memory studies. The second part of the article gives selected case studies. They reveal how media have historically mediated migratory memories and how they make use of this media history in contemporary productions. The examples are two Swedish documentary films of 2011 and 2015 and two German television documentaries of 2015 and 2016. With this theoretical and empirical approach the article shows how media actively contribute to debates about contemporary migration movements by the help of time-travelling migratory memory and media history.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2020
Nyckelord
refugee; migration; memory; documentary; Germany; Sweden
Nationell ämneskategori
Medievetenskap
Forskningsämne
Kritisk kulturteori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38482 (URN)10.1080/13688804.2019.1634530 (DOI)000590875000008 ()2-s2.0-85068187029 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2019-06-25 Skapad: 2019-06-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-12-11Bibliografiskt granskad
Seuferling, P. (2019). “We Demand Better Ways to Communicate”: Pre-Digital Media Practices in Refugee Camps. Media and Communication, 7(2), 207-217
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>“We Demand Better Ways to Communicate”: Pre-Digital Media Practices in Refugee Camps
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Media and Communication, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 7, nr 2, s. 207-217Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This article provides a historical perspective on media practices in refugee camps. Through an analysis of archival material emerging from refugee camps in Germany between 1945 and 2000, roles and functions of media practices in the camp experience among forced migrants are demonstrated. The refugee camp is conceptualized as a heterotopian space, where media practices took place in pre-digital media environments. The archival records show how media practices of refugees responded to the spatial constraints of the camp. At the same time, media practices emerged from the precarious powerrelations between refugees, administration, and activists. Opportunities, spaces, and access to media practices and technologies were provided, yet at the same time restricted, by the camp structure and administration, as well as created by refugees and volunteers. Media activist practices, such as the voicing of demands for the availability of media, demonstrate how access to media was fought for within the power structures and affordances of the analogue environment. While basic media infrastructure had to be fought for more than in the digital era and surveillance and control of media practices was more intense, the basic need for access to information and connectivity was similar in pre-digital times, resulting in media activism. This exploration of unconsidered technological environments in media and refugee studies can arguably nuance our understanding of the role of media technologies in “refugee crises”.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Cogitatio Press, 2019
Nyckelord
communication history; forced migration; Germany; media activism; media practices; refugee camp
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Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38529 (URN)10.17645/mac.v7i2.1869 (DOI)000477903300005 ()2-s2.0-85070871873 (Scopus ID)
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This article is part of the issue “Refugee Crises Disclosed: Intersections between Media, Communication and Forced Migration Processes”, edited by Vasiliki Tsagkroni (Leiden University, The Netherlands) and Amanda Alencar (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Tillgänglig från: 2019-07-01 Skapad: 2019-07-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-06-30Bibliografiskt granskad
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The (dis)connected refugee: The role of communication technologies in trust-building in Sweden and Germany [31/2016_OSS]; Södertörns högskola; Publikationer
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