The Special Issue on ‘Somali Diaspora and Digital Practices: Gender, Media and Belonging’ for the Journal of Journal of Global Diaspora & Media is now out (2/1, 2021) open access.
Title: Somali Diaspora and Digital Practices: Gender, Media and Belonging.
Special Issue: Journal of Global Diaspora and Media, 2(1), 2021: 1-97.
Available open access: https://tinyurl.com/58ckvz59
The different contributions explore how digital co-presence, enabled by new social media platforms and apps, allows people to establish multi-sited forms of belonging that cut across national, ethnic and ‘clan’ boundaries and reshape the sense of diasporic belonging and nostalgia for the troubled homeland that has undergone enormous conflicts and strife. The close analysis of empirical findings across different sites in Europe shows multi-sitedness, generation and urban belonging as central features. The special issue is an output of the ERC project CONNECTINGEUROPE: Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging. This special issue is guest edited by Sandra Ponzanesi.
This special issue includes:
- Sandra Ponzanesi: Editorial Somali Diaspora and Digital Belonging: Introduction.
- Idil Osman: Illuminating Gendered and Postcolonial Contexts within Somali Diaspora Digital Practice
- Donya Alinejad and Sandra Ponzanesi: The Multi-sitedness of Somali Diasporic Belonging
- Laura Candidatu: Diasporic Mothering and Somali Diaspora Formation in the Netherlands
- Melis Mevsimler: Second-generation British-Somali Women’s Digital Cultural Consumptions: The Translocal Nexus of London and Global Diaspora
- Claudia Minchilli: Localizing Diasporic Digital Media Practices: Social Stratification and Community Making Among Somali Women Living in Rome
- Ilse van Liempt: Response
For more information, see here.