Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 2 of 2 items for :

  • "social construction of technologies" x
Clear All
Full access

Alessandro Jedlowski

Abstract

This article analyzes the articulation between mobility and technology within life trajectories marked by migration, exile, and the search for economic achievement. It does so by focusing on a Nigerian couple’s (attempted) itinerary of return migration from Italy to Nigeria, and on the tensions that surround the role played by a specific transport technology, the shipping container, within this process. It highlights how, throughout the itinerary that brings the container from Italy to Nigeria, its social meaning and that of the cargo stored in it become the center of a series of tense interactions, in which diverging imaginaries about transnational mobility, migration, and life abroad come to the fore, and provoke radical transformations in the life of the people involved in the itinerary of the container itself.

Full access

Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue and Katherine Roeder

systems (where are the dictatorships?) and less mobile parts of the planet. Finally, one would have expected more engagement with the scholarship on the social construction of technology (SCOT) in which mobility has played a prominent role. SCOT