Perilous navigation: Knowledge-making with and without digital practices during irregularized migration to Öresund

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This article explores navigation when knowing is intrinsically difficult. It looks at how irregularized migrants know during their perilous trips to and through Europe, focusing particularly on the significance of digital practices on these journeys. Based on retrospective ethnographic fieldwork conducted with Syrian refugees in and around the Danish-Swedish borderland, the article seeks to engage with digital migration studies, arguing that an understanding of irregularized migrants’ navigation, whether with or without digital practices, must involve the emplacement and embodiment of knowledge. Second, the article brings experiences of instability and danger into the anthropological theorization of knowing in order to explore the shifting positions and capabilities of knowing bodies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)95–112
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

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