Arianna Giorgini

Mobile Mobility. Migrants, Smartphone and Digital Experiences: Ethnography of an (Im)Mobile Reception

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Keywords: Smartphone, Migrants, Immobility, CAS, Identity.

This article aims to report the necessity to explore phenomena involving new technologies and migratory experience. Based on ethnographic research conducted between 2018 and 2020 in a CAS (an Extraordinary Reception Centre) located on the Adriatic Coast, it will highlight the peculiar aspects of the relationship between migrants and their smartphones. Focusing on the coping strategies implemented by different subjects in everyday life in the CAS, it will show how individuals find themselves sharing an existential experience of involuntary immobility. Result of a lively and long-term experience with the interlocutors, the research allowed to mutually formulate questions and possible answers, in a continual act of sharing and rethinking of the self that led to a process of permeating and osmotic reflexivity.

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