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Author Dalmau, Maria Sabaté i

Title Migrant Communication Enterprises : Regimentation and Resistance
Published Clevedon : Channel View Publications, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Series Language, Mobility and Institutions ; v. 3
Language, mobility, and institutions.
Contents Figures; Tables; Acronyms; Transcription Conventions; Acknowledgements; 1New Steps in the Sociolinguistics of Globalisation: The Critical Exploration of Migrant Institutions of Resistance in Late Capitalism ; The Context: Technology-Empowered Migrant Populations in Urban Catalonia; Figure 1.1 Percentage of community (Spanish nationals and foreign residents) using ICT (mobile phones, computers and internet) in Catalonia, 2010. Source: FOBSIC & Idescat (2010). Data assembled by author; Method and Data: The Network Ethnographic Window
Figure 1.2 Administrative regions in Catalonia. The county of Vallès Occidental where fieldwork was conducted is indicated (darker shading). Source: Generalitat de Catalunya (2011b)Overview of the Chapters; 2The Rise of Anti-Migrant Governmentality: Prelude to the Emergence of Locutorios; The Post-Social State: Exclusionary Dataveillance Systems and Covert Linguistic Regimes; Figure 2.1 The state's citizenship regimes and legal barriers. 'Compulsory registration plan for users of prepaid phone cards. Identify yourself!' (Ministerio del Interior, 2007)
Figure 2.2 Image from the campaign against the 'digital exclusion' of migrants, Plan Avanza (20 Minutos, 2008: 23) The Telecommunications Sector: Global Capitalistic Dynamics and Ineffective Commercial Multilingualism; Figure 2.3 The telecommunications sector's unrealistic management of linguistic diversity. The MundiMóvil packaging presents the phrase 'The world in your hands' in 10 different languages. Source:; 3Locutorios as Challengers to Established Political-Economic Orders and Sociolinguistic Regimes
From Autochthonous Local Businesses to Alternative Institutions of Transnational Survival Figure 3.1 Numbers of locutorios registered in Vallès Occidental, January 2001 and March 2009. Shading indicates percentage of foreign residents over total population. Source: Idescat (2001, 2010a), and official records of the 23 town halls in Vallès Occi; Figure 3.2 Multinationals' competition techniques against 'ethnic' locutorio businesses. The 'Locutori mòbil' (Orange) (left) and the 'mini-locutorio' (Movistar) (right). Pictures taken by author. Vallès Occidental. 28 November 2007
Summary This unique critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores alternative migrant-regulated institutions of resistance and subversive communication technology: the locutorios or ethnic call shops. These migrant-owned businesses act as a window into their multimodal and hybrid linguistic and communicative practices, and into their own linguistic hierarchies and non-mainstream sociolinguistic orders. Here, socially displaced but technologically empowered transnational migrant populations actively find subversive ways to access information and communication technologies. As such they mobilise their o
Notes Figure 3.4 Services provision in non-recognised migrant languages. Leaflet with a Movistar discount plan in Urdu, translated from Spanish on a migrant's initiative. Locutorio in El Paso. Picture taken by author (with selected details removed). 4 Septembe
Locutorios as Successful Transnational Points of 'Meetingness' and Mundane Resistance PracticesFigure 3.3 The migrants' self-distribution of key resources (information). Leaflet offering legal services with free consultation in the locutorio of El Paso. Picture taken by author (with selected details removed). Vallès Occidental. 30 September 2008
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Subject Communication in small groups -- Barcelona
Intercultural communication -- Barcelona
Migrant labor -- Barcelona -- Language
Telecommunication -- Barcelona
Communication in small groups.
Intercultural communication.
Migrant labor -- Language.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178309219X