Migrating Through the Web

Interactive Practices About Migration, Flight and Exile

How to study a media object on the web that is at the same time a documentary, a reportage, and a game which combines both fiction and non-fiction elements? Nicole Braida digs into the discursive and material structures and infrastructures of serious games, text-adventures, newsgames, interactive maps, and data visualizations, in which refugees and migrants become the subject of humanitarian discourse. Although the goal is to arouse empathy towards migrants, these »interactive practices« distinguish who is vulnerable and who is not. It supports the idea of a »migratory crisis«, which, the author argues, is actually the symptom of a deeper crisis of the humanitarian system itself.

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21 March 2022, 260 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-6039-9
File size: 12.38 MB

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Nicole Braida

Nicole Braida, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Deutschland

Author(s)
Nicole Braida
Book title
Migrating Through the Web Interactive Practices About Migration, Flight and Exile
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
260
Features
26 SW-Abbildungen, 4 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-6039-9
DOI
10.14361/9783839460399
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD JFFN
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 SOC007000
THEMA-Code
JBCT1 JBFH
Release date
21 March 2022
Topics
Medien, Migration, Digitalisierung, Flucht, Internet
Readership
Media Studies, Film Studies, Documentary Film Studies, Migration Studies, Game Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Interactive Media, Migration, Serious Games, Maps, Humanitarianism, Media, Internet, Digital Media, Refugee Studies, Media Studies

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