The Russian context provides intriguing insights to “migration and mobile phone technology” debates given its undemocratic regime, xenophobic environment, corrupt legal system, and draconian immigration laws and policies that leave little room for migrant transnational activism and collective mobilisation. Notwithstanding these structural barriers and xenophobic environment, migrants in Russia are resilient actors and have developed alternative coping strategies by producing smartphone-mediated transnational communities and identities, usually centered around migrants who hail from the same village and community. Accordingly, within the Russian context, smartphones and social media serve not merely to maintain daily transnational communication (i.e., being “here” and “there”), but, more importantly, represent tools for building a tight-knit community and are crucial to migrants’ daily survival and livelihoods in a repressive and xenophobic environment. These processes encompass not only coping strategies and communicative practices that take place within the migrant labour market (“outside world”) but also touch upon the lives of migrants serving prison sentences in Russia’s penal institutions (“inside world”). In this sense, smartphones provide a virtual platform for various risk-stretching activities and establishing social safety nets otherwise unavailable from the migrants’ home and host countries.
|Lehti||Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicty and Communication|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 1 syysk. 2022|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||D1 Artikkeli ammattilehdessä|
- 6160 Muut humanistiset tieteet
GULAGECHOES: Gulag Echoes in the “multicultural prison”: historical and geographical influences on the identity and politics of ethnic minority prisoners in the communist successor states of Russia and Europe, the Eropean Research Council
Kangaspuro ( Orfinskaya), L., Pallot, J., Pallot, J., Curro, C., Nakonechnyi, M., Urinboyev, R., Zeveleva, O., Brin, Y., Cirkovic, E., Curro, C., Kangaspuro ( Orfinskaya), L., Katz, E., Nakonechnyi, M., Ojanen, S., Reed, R., Sarasjärvi, R. E., Sorochkin, Y., Sulin, J. R., Urinboyev, R. & Zeveleva, O.
01/11/2018 → 31/08/2024
Projekti: EU Horizon 2020: European Research Council: Advanced Grant (H2020-ERC-ADG)
NON-WESTERN MIGRATION REGIMES: Legal Adaptation of Migrant Workers in Hybrid Political Regimes: Towards Rethinking [Western-centric] Migrant Legal Adaptation Frameworks
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2022
Projekti: Helsingin yliopiston kolmivuotinen tutkimushanke
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2019