Special Collection: Media, Migration, and Nationalism
Koen Leurs, Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands Tomohisa Hirata, Social and Information Studies, Gunma University, Japan
The co-shaping of nationalism, mediation and migration is striking in several recent manifestations of ‘global crises’: most notably the economic crisis, climate crisis, refugee crisis, the COVID-19 crisis and most recently the global #BlackLivesMatter human rights movement. In their mediation, crises politicize difference. A global perspective on media, migration, and nationalism demands that we become critical of what these crises are and are not doing (on the discursive and material level) across geopolitical and situated manifestations. Notwithstanding the unchanged interconnectedness of global capitalism, media, technologies, and networks, these global crises have variously resulted in populist deglobalization stances, action, and rhetoric, resulting in nationalism, parochialism, and isolationism.
Complete contents of the special collection are listed below. To learn more about the collection please read the Editors’ Media, Migration, and Nationalism: Introduction to the Special Collection.