Mobility in the digital Era
|Kod przedmiotu:||3502-ANG-22||Kod Erasmus / ISCED:||14.2 / (0314) Socjologia i kulturoznawstwo|
|Nazwa przedmiotu:||Mobility in the digital Era|
Przedmioty prowadzone w językach obcych
|Punkty ECTS i inne:||5.00|
The central problem discussed during the course is: how did the digital revolution transform the long-present forms of mobility?
We will analyze the evolution of diverse phenomena related to physical movement of the people, such as migration, emergence of diasporas and their activism, tourism and leisure travel.
Methodological challenges connected with researching mobilities in digital Era will be addressed. We will discuss various strategies and approaches aimed to respond to these challenges, such as multi-sited ethnography and netnography.
Intensification of the process of globalization is a pivotal factor shaping the contemporary world. In the year 1999, John Urry argued that the object of sociology in the current Era can no longer be defined by the notion of “society” understood as a bounded, integrated entity. Instead, “mobilites” - defined as diverse flows of social phenomena, including people, objects and ideas - have become a central focus of social studies. Since the publication of Urry’s work, the world has undergone further changes, including rapid development of Internet and social media.
During the course, various forms of contemporary mobility facilitated and shaped by the development of Web 2.0 and instant communication will be subjected to analysis. We will focus on mobilities directly connected with bodily movement of people, including migration, emergence of diasporas and their (Internet) activism, as well as tourism. The central problem discussed during the course can be defined as follows: how did the digital revolution transform the long-present forms of mobility, such as migration and tourism?
We will analyze the evolution of migration, reflecting on the “transnational turn” - the new paradigm in migration studies, focused on multifold connections maintained by the mobile people with both the old and the new country, as well as with other migrants dispersed around the globe. We will discuss the changes taking place in tourist practices, such as blurring of boundaries between leisure travel and other forms of mobility (digital nomadism, virtual travel etc.).
Methodological challenges connected with researching mobilities in digital Era will be also addressed. We will discuss various strategies and approaches aimed to address these challenges, such as multi-sited ethnography and netnography.
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6. Lisa Anteby-Yemini, Berthomiere W. Diaspora: A Look Back on a Concept*
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8. Brinkerhoff J. 2009. Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement, Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
9. Marcus George E. 1995. Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography. Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 24 (1995), pp. 95-117
10. Kozinets R. 2015. Netnography. Redefined (excerpt)
11. Airoldi M. 2017. Ethnography and the digital fields of social media, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Volume 21, 2018 - Issue 6.
12. Galani-Moutafi, V. (2000). Traveler, Ethnographer, Tourist. Annals of Tourism Research, 27(1), 22.
|Efekty uczenia się:||
K_W01 Knows and understands basic concepts of various sub-domains of sociology (e.g. sociology of family, health, work, religion, economy, education, etc)
K_W03 Is aware of ongoing theoretical and methodological disputes conducted in modern sociology; is reflective and critical of various positions
K_U17 Can relate an academic text to the problems of social life and its empirical studies
K_U18 Can identify the kinds of research in which the scientific texts read can be applicable
K_U19 Can prepare a presentation of a selected problem or study in Polish and in a foreign language
K_K07 Can justify the choice of sources
K_K14 Takes responsibility for planned and performed tasks
|Metody i kryteria oceniania:||
-Weekly assignments, including: participation in discussion on the online platform; writing commentaries; solving quizzes
Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/20" (zakończony)
|Okres:||2020-02-17 - 2020-08-02||
zobacz plan zajęć
Kurs internetowy, 30 godzin, 10 miejsc więcej informacji
|Prowadzący grup:||Grażyna Szymańska-Matusiewicz|
|Lista studentów:||(nie masz dostępu)|
Zaliczenie na ocenę
Kurs internetowy - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.