Category Archives: Research Project: Refugees & Cyberculture

Contextual Essay: Refugees & Cyberculture Project

I have been conscious of the plight of refugees, and how that is represented, for a number of years. I also interact with former refugees on a weekly basis, making this subject area of personal interest as well as intellectual … Continue reading

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REPRESENT

The representation of refugees, through visual framing and language, plays a crucial role in shaping the way they are perceived and systematically handled. The discourse, or system of representation, around refugees is shaped by the the concept of ‘othering’. By … Continue reading

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CONTROL

The control of refugees by government institutions and agencies involves surveillance, the collection of biodata, internet censorship and online propaganda. All these interactions with cyberculture are made with the intention to control the voice and movement of refugees. The proposals … Continue reading

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ASSIST

The public sphere is a powerful tool for weak ties to connect and become strong ties. In the case of refugees, it has played an integral in allowing citizens to communicate with and campaign for refugees. Social media is a key … Continue reading

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ENGAGE

  Refugee engagement with cyberculture is varied according to ability to access devices and networks and utilise said access. As shown in Engage, it is clear that engagement with cyberculture can be critical in many situations; travelling by foot or … Continue reading

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