Without technology we’d be very stuck”: Ageing migrants’ comobility capital in pandemic times
- Date: May 27, 2021
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Earvin Cabalquinto (Deakin University)
- Earvin Charles Cabalquinto is a Lecturer in Communication at Deakin University. He is also a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
- Location: Video Conference
Please contact menster(at)mmg.mpg.de to register and obtain the Zoom credentials.
The onset of the global health pandemic has placed many individuals in constrained mobilities. People’s movements across the world have been curtailed by cross-border shutdowns, travel restrictions, and lockdowns. In a sense, various forms of spatial and temporal immobilities reflect the concept of what Hage Ghassan (2009) calls ‘existential immobility’ or stuckedness during a crisis. However, in a digital era, diverse individuals manage stuckedness by using digital communication technologies to sustain personal relationships and enact civic participation.