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Hyperconnected diasporas

Calzada, Igor ORCID: 2022. Hyperconnected diasporas. AEMI Journal 19 , pp. 49-68.

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This article argues that, since the COVID-19 outbreak, ‘digital diasporas’ worldwide may have been shaped through stringent postpandemic societal pressing patterns by increasingly further exposing diasporic citizens’ digital rights unwittingly towards unprecedented technopolitical risks. Against this backdrop, this article poses a novel term entitled ‘Hyperconnected Diasporas’ by suggesting (i) a technopolitical wake up call for regional governments worldwide when dealing with paradiplomacy and diaspora engagement initiatives and (ii) a necessary critical standpoint on the understanding and use of extractivist and pervasively hegemonic social media platforms that clearly alter diasporic citizens’ data privacy, ethics, and ownership.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Publisher: Association of European Migration Institutions (AEMI)
ISSN: 1729-3561
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 1 March 2022
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2024 14:37

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