Tuesday, February 27, 2024



Paulo de Medeiros and Sandra Ponzanesi (eds.) 

Postcolonial Theory and Crisis

De Gruyter, 2024 (Open Access)


The volume aims at a conceptualisation of the relations between postcolonial theory and crisis, while also looking at the crisis of postcolonialism and the ways in which it can respond to contemporary issues. It seeks to understand, situate, and analyse postcolonial theory in the face of neo-liberalism, neo-imperialism, and neo-colonialism – the relation between ‘post’ and the increasing use of ‘neo’ is in itself part and parcel of the question.

The volume is organised in four sections, each containing four chapters. Even though all the chapters present a reflection on Postcolonial Theory and Crisis, some focus more specifically on aspects of the crisis in a global perspective such as humanitarian crisis and the role of mediatisation of conflicts, to issues related to human rights, refugees, migrancy, environmental crisis to questions of memory and postmemory as well as the critique of art and utopian thought. The questions posed are addressed at both a conceptual and theoretical level, alongside the analysis of specific case studies.

Postcolonial Intellectuals and Their European Publics

This publication is the last output of the NWO funded Project Postcolonial Intellectuals and Their European Publics (PIN) which has seen the collaboration of many European partners over the years and conferences throughout Europe (2019-2023).

Keywords: Postcolonial theory, crisis, anthropocene, migration, art, race, media
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111005744




Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi (eds.) 

Doing Digital Migration Studies: Theories and Practices of the Everyday

Amsterdam University Press, 2024 (Open Access)


Doing Digital Migration present a comprehensive entry point to the variety of theoretical debates, methodological interventions, political discussions and ethical debates around migrant forms of belonging as articulated through digital practices. Digital technologies impact upon everyday migrant lives, while vice versa migrants play a key role in technological developments – be it when negotiating the communicative affordances of platforms and devices, as consumers of particular commercial services such as sending remittances, as platform gig workers or test cases for new advanced surveillance technologies. With its international scope, this anthology invites scholars to pluralize understandings of ‘the migrant’ and ‘the digital’. The anthology is organized in five different sections: Creative Practices; Digital Diasporas and Placemaking; Affect and Belonging; Visuality and digital media and Datafication, Infrastructuring, and Securitization. These sections are dedicated to emerging key topics and debates in digital migration studies, and sections are each introduced by international experts.
Keywords: Migration, belonging, digital practices, digital migration studies, diaspora
DOI: 10.5117/9789463725774
For individual contributions see also: https://www.jstor.org/stable/jj.11895524