Asylum's Technological Obstructions: Refugees as Forced Techno-Users & Governing Through Disorienting

Monday, March 9, 2020 16:00to18:00
Peterson Hall Room 116, 3460 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E6, CA

A guest lecture by Martino Tazzioli of Goldsmiths, University of London, and part of the McGill Refugee Research Group Speakers Series.

Abstract:  Focussing on the constellation of technologies that migrants need to navigate in Greece, this lecture shows how technologies are incorporated in refugee humanitarianism in a way that multiply the obstructions in accessing the asylum system, and the financial support they are entitled to.  Such an insight into techno-humanitarianism complicates analyses that focus on the securitisation and victimisation of refugees, and investigates how asylum seekers are governed as forced techno-users.

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