ICTs and Migration: The Mapping of an Emerging Research Field.

Collin, Simon (2012). « ICTs and Migration: The Mapping of an Emerging Research Field. ». The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 8(2), pp. 65-78.

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This article aims to paint a picture of migration and information and communication technologies (ICTs), from both a scientific and social perspective. We first outline the relevance of this area of research by pointing out that technology is necessary for the integration of migrants in two respects: 1) as an inherent aspect of Western society, technology plays a vital role not only in the social integration of migrants, but also in their professional and language integration; 2) as an integration tool, technology represents an important means for migrants to access a range of services and, in turn, opportunities for empowerment within the host society. A characterization chart of formal and informal devices using ICTs in relation to migration is used to illustrate current social trends addressing this issue. We then describe the different scientific fields and concepts related to migration and ICTs. We conclude by proposing some promising avenues for future research on migration and ICTs.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: ICTs, Migrants, Mobility, Interconnection
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences de l'éducation
Faculté des sciences de l'éducation > Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les enjeux socioculturels du numérique en éducation
Déposé par: Simon Collin
Date de dépôt: 19 févr. 2019 09:09
Dernière modification: 26 mars 2021 12:39
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/12247


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