FR: ICT and sponsorship of activist movements in the defense of illegal migrants in France

Published on: 12/12/2009
Last update: 05/01/2011

Description (short summary): This article deals with the uses of the Internet - in particular discussion lists - in the Education Without Borders Network (Réseau Éducation sans Frontières, RESF), a network dedicated to supporting illegal migrants (‘sans-papiers’). These uses are closely connected to the kind of activism at work within RESF, a solidarity activism based on sponsorship and which enables a bottom-up integration of the ‘sans-papiers’.

Finally, this prevalence of support raises the issue of the relation between information and communications technology (ICT) and politics of representation.

Number of pages: 23

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