The role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in the Arab Spring of 2011 has been widely discussed in the popular media, but has received little scholarly attention. This paper presents the results of field work carried out at the Italian island of Lampedusa in March 2011, which investigated migrants' use of the Internet and mobile communications technologies while still in their North African countries of origin, and the influence of ICTs on recent democratic movements there. Empirical work proved that the use of digital social networks helped to break migrants' isolation, spread information and indignation, and virally coordinated demonstrations. The paper stresses the role of emotions and affect in this process, injecting these into regional analysis.
The role of Information and Communications technologies in Migrants from Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution / M. Paradiso. - In: GROWTH AND CHANGE. - ISSN 0017-4815. - 43:4(2012), pp. 697-711.
|Titolo:||The role of Information and Communications technologies in Migrants from Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution|
PARADISO, MARIA (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-GGR/02 - Geografia Economico-Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2257.2012.00603.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|