I talked about my upcoming move to China to conduct one year of fieldwork. Here’s a short in-progress description of my research project…
Incredible reading list that Tricia put together for us after her talk. Such a list! We’ll be busy for days…
I’m preparing for my move to China! I’m going to be live there for 1 year so that I can live, breath, and eat fieldwork 24/7. I’m beyond super excited for this. I’ve prepared a visual overview of my project and a short description that is oriented for a more academic audience.
Thanks again for speaking in class last week, Tricia! Good luck with your move, we’ll be following your work with interest—
Tricia Wang visited our class and gave a great presentation on digital urbanism and intensive tech in Chinese migrant populations.
Tricia’s research argues that tools of information matter less than the relationships to the information, and she sets these migrant populations (some 300 million) in Deleuze’s societies of control.
She spoke about how these migrants are illegal in their own country (as they are a resident of another region) and how this fastest urbanization on record means many with vulnerable status go without rights and access.
In March, her work will take her to China to internet cafes, schools, and factories.
Thanks, Tricia, for visiting and sharing your work with us.
Questions for Tricia?
We will have researcher Tricia Wang as our class guest on Wednesday; her work focuses on “whether or not digital technologies make it easier for migrants to become urbanized,” looking especially at information and relationships.
Please read her article on privacy in China and cultural orientation toward social recognition (guanxi) and come to class ready to discuss the importance of understanding local norms and audience expectations.