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Mobiles, Migrants, and Social Movements: China and Asia
September 5, 2012 - 09:15-12:00
Open lecture with Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chinese University, Hong Kong
Mobile phones have become almost ubiquitous among Chinese domestic migrant workers and international migrants in most Asian countries. What does this mean for migrant workers, especially their social life that may serve as the basis for new formations of solidarity, wirelessly and face-to-face? How do labor NGOs and grassroots networks of migrants make use of mobile phones in their daily operation, cultural expression, and the organization of social movements? This talk shall address these questions in the context of China and selected Asian countries.
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, room Alfa 1010