Using A 'Sharp Weapon' : Connecting Migrant Worker's Communities and Cities through Cultural Struggles and Dialogue
"Action Research on “New Workers' Culture and Art Festival” in Pi Village, Beijing”
Open lecture with Bu Wei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
This lecture will take the “New Workers Culture and Art Festival” launched by Beijing Migrant Workers Home as an example to explore the role of worker’s communication rooted in Chinese migration and global context. Employing participatory action research during three years of fieldwork, the author discusses the origin, process, characters, and nature of workers’ culture and media.
Bu Wei is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Journalism and Communication and director of the Research Center for Children and Media, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. Bu Wei is the author or editor of eight books and over 200 papers and research reports. She mainly does research on Communication/ICT for Development, children/youth’s use of media/ICTs and their sub-culture, feminist media studies, media literacy education, NGOs and communication activism, and communication research methodology. She has worked for UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNIFEM as a consultant on communication, child protection, gender and HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, violence against women and children, and girl’s Development. In 2007, she initiated the research project “Migrant workers, Communication, and Empowerment”. Bu Wei is also active as consultant or volunteer in several NGOs such as The Migrant Workers Home, the Network against Domestic Violence and the Media Watch.
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Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, room Alfa 1010
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 09:15 to 12:00