The article, “Autonomising conflict: Conflict transportation in online activity among Kurdish and Turkish diasporas in Denmark” investigates how conflict transportation can play out in online spaces. Through looking at diasporic associations on Facebook, the study finds that while conflict transportation occurs in online spaces, it is shaped and influenced by the country of residence, transnational networks and other diasporic communities and actors. This suggests a plurality of consciousness rather than the duality of ‘homeland’-‘host-country’ attachments often attributed to diasporas. In this sense, the dynamic and chaotic nature of online activity accentuates the need for complexity when understanding diaspora mobilisation in relation to conflict transportation and autonomisation.
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