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Research Methodologies and Ethical Challenges in Digital Migration Studies

Caring For (Big) Data?

Editors: Sandberg, M., Rossi, L., Galis, V., Bak Jørgensen, M. (Eds.)

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  • Explores methodological and ethical challenges in digital migration research
  • Bridges critical migration and border research, anthropology, feminist theory and more
  • Calls for new modes of caring for (big) data when researching migrants’ digital practices
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This Open Access book investigates the methodological and ethical dilemmas involved when working with digital technologies and large-scale datasets in relation to ethnographic studies of digital migration practices and trajectories. Digital technologies reshape not only every phase of the migration process itself (by providing new ways to access, to share and preserve relevant information) but also the activities of other actors, from solidarity networks to border control agencies. In doing so, digital technologies create a whole new set of ethical and methodological challenges for migration studies: from data access to data interpretation, privacy protection, and research ethics more generally. 
Of specific concern are the aspects of digital migration researchers accessing digital platforms used by migrants, who are subject to precarious and insecure life circumstances, lack recognised papers and are in danger of being rejected and deported. Thus, the authors call for new modes of caring for (big) data when researching migrants’ digital practices in the configuration of migration and borders. Besides taking proper care of research participants’ privacy, autonomy, and security, this also spans carefully establishing analytically sustainable environments for the respective data sets. In doing so, the book argues that it is essential to carefully reflect on researchers’ own positioning as being part of the challenge they seek to address.

About the authors

Marie Sandberg is Associate Professor in Ethnology and Director of the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS), The SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Luca Rossi is Associate Professor, at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vasilis Galis is Associate Professor in the Technologies in Practice (TIP) group at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Martin Bak Jørgensen is Associate Professor at DEMOS at the Department for Culture and Learning, Aalborg University, Denmark. 

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“In a world where migrants and data are often treated with disrespect, this book offers a much-needed antidote to academic, political, technological and methodological carelessness. A must read for anyone who cares.” (Huub Dijstelbloem, Professor of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Politics and Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Methodologies and Ethical Challenges in Digital Migration Studies
Book Subtitle
Caring For (Big) Data?
Editors
  • Marie Sandberg
  • Luca Rossi
  • Vasilis Galis
  • Martin Bak Jørgensen
Series Title
Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81226-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81226-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-81225-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-81228-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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