Digital Leisure and Aspirational Work among Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Women in Brazil.

Daniela Jaramillo Dent*, Julia Camargo, Payal Arora, Amanda Paz Alencar, John Warnes, Erika Perez

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Abstract

This chapter builds on a UNHCR Innovation Service project in partnership with Erasmus University Rotterdam, supported by the Government of Luxembourg, where we examined the opportunities af forded by digital leisure for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in northern Brazil. The project aimed to assess the ways in which refugees and migrants use digital media for entertainment and the possibilities of these uses for improved livelihoods. In this chapter, we focus on three women who participated in the project and their perspectives on content creation using digital media. The f ield work took place in late 2021 in two shelters in northwestern Brazil and involved in-depth interviews with f ifteen participants, and a workshop on how to be a digital inf luencer. The analysis of these three cases presents dif ferent ways in which refugee and migrant women use digital media and their aspirations for a better life through content creation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminist Futures of Work: Reimagining Labour in the Digital Economy
Subtitle of host publicationFeminist Futures of Work
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Chapter18
Pages241-251
Number of pages11
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9789463728386, 9789048556892
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2023

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