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The mediatized border: technologies and affects of migrant reception in the Greek and Italian borders

Chouliaraki, Lilie and Musaro, Pierluigi (2017) The mediatized border: technologies and affects of migrant reception in the Greek and Italian borders. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (4). pp. 535-549. ISSN 1468-0777

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1326550

Abstract

In line with the European self-description of its borders as a space of “humanitarian securitization,” this article approaches the border as a network of mediations around migrants and refugees, where emotions of fear and empathy co-exist through digital connectivities—what we call the “mediatized border.” Drawing on media, security, and gender studies, we demonstrate how such techno-affective networks are constitutive of (rather than simply complementary to) the border as a hybrid site of both military protection and care for the vulnerable. We do this through hermeneutic and participatory engagements with the two main border sites of the 2015 migration “crisis,” Italy and Greece, and discuss their implications on our understanding of the power relationships of human mobility.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rfms20
Additional Information: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 03:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83666

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