Conversations in video or audio

Conversations in video or audio


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Why does the humanitarian sector rely on mobile workforce, and how is the personnel’s mobility facilitated and conditioned? — Julia Morris, Biao Xiang
In this video, Julia Morris and Biao Xiang discuss the development of the mobile humanitarian business around refugee processing and resettlement, with a focus on the outsourcing of asylum between Australia and the Republic of Nauru. Who are the mobile workforces in the humanitarian sector? What are their experiences and struggles?
Like many other mobile workers, taxi drivers are owners of the means of production, making the industry particularly difficult to unionise. How can they be empowered? — Erik Forman, Biao Xiang
Transportation workers — railway workers, postal workers, port workers, and truck drivers — were once among the most unionized workforce in the early 20th century. So why are their 21st century counterparts the least organized? — Erik Forman, Biao Xiang
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the crucial role of the circulation of information. — Ranabir Samaddar, Jonathan Kraemer, Biao Xiang
Why did migrants suddenly gain visibility during the COVID-19 pandemic? What accounted for their invisibility in other times? Migrants are not usual subjects that can be brought in established liberal order—only, for instance, as subjects of rights protection or economic inclusion. — Ranabir Samaddar, Biao Xiang

 

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