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Social Media and Migration (CMMM005)

30 credits

This module explores the relationship between social media and migration from an empirical perspective and address questions such as to what extent studying social media help us understand migrants and diasporas, their identities, lifestyles in host countries, and their migration and destination choices. A growing literature shows that new media have altered the process of migration altogether. This module covers different aspect of this relationship, ranging from implications in the context of family, nationalism and identity, cosmopolitanism and youth cultures, refugees, political participation, conflict, social class, generation.