Liquefying social capital

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dc.contributor.author Halkort, Monika
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-07T10:17:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-07T10:17:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-11-07
dc.identifier.issn 2038-3460 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6528
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the biopolitical dimension of digital circula- tion in the specific context of refugee relief. Drawing up on observational fieldwork conducted in Nahr el Bared, one of the largest Palestinian refu- gee camps in North Lebanon, it explores how the digital capture of social and spatial evidences fundamentally transforms the social capital invested in local knowledge, gradually eroding critical capacities for community self- governance. Building upon the concept of “data derivatives” developed by Louise Amore’s, the article focuses in particular on the speculative dimen- sion of data to suggest that the conversion of an embodied memory into data-based forms provides powerful means for rendering unsanctioned claims of ownership and belonging visible, actionable and effective. At the same time it opens up new modes of “probalistic containment” that restrict individual and collective life chances under the pretext of democratic par- ticipation and empowerment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Liquefying social capital en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle on the bio-politics of digital circulation in a Palestinian refugee camp en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306477 en_US
dc.author.department Communication Arts en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Tecnoscienza en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 61-79 en_US
dc.keywords Data derivatives en_US
dc.keywords Bio-politics en_US
dc.keywords Social capital en_US
dc.keywords Risk en_US
dc.keywords Speculation en_US
dc.keywords Political claim making en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Halkort, M. (2017). Liquefying Social Capital. On the Bio-politics of Digital Circulation in a Palestinian Refugee Camp. TECNOSCIENZA: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 7(2), 61-80. en_US
dc.author.email monika.halkort@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tecnoscienza.net/index.php/tsj/article/view/273/177 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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