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Title: Migration and information flows. A new lens for the study of contemporary international migration
Authors: Ros Híjar, Adela
González Martínez, Elisabet
Marín Amatller, Antoni
Sow, Pap
Other: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Migration and Network Society. MNS
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Type: Research paper
Citation: Ros, A., González, E. Sow, P.; Marin, A. (2007). Migration and Information Flows. A new lens for the study of contemporary International Migration. UOC. ("Working Paper Series", WP07-002).
Abstract: This working paper aims to establish a new field of research at the crossroads of migration and information and communication flows. There are several factors which make this a worthwhile perspective to adopt. The central point is that contemporary international migration is embedded in the dynamics of the information society, following common patterns and interconnected dynamics. As a result, information and communication flows are now starting to be identified as key issues in migration policies. In addition, there is a lack of empirical knowledge on the shaping of information networks and the use of information and communication technologies in migration contexts. This working paper also aims to serve as a source of hypothesis for further research.
Language: eng
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