Masters in media provides insight to migration matters

Posted by pt91 at Jul 15, 2013 05:14 PM |
Graduating University of Leicester student publishes book alongside his studies

Vittorio Longhi, who has just graduated with a Master’s degree in Society and the New Media from our Department of Media and Communication, has recently published a book that draws on his studies at the University of Leicester.

This recent publication, entitled The Immigrant War, will be of interest to scholars, students and activists alike, as well as those with an interest in migration

The book aims to describe an emerging phenomenon of social conflict which is largely ignored by the mainstream media. In the book migrants are not treated as passive victims of exploitation, but are revealed as conscious, vital social actors who are determined to organise and claim better rights.

With a global perspective, the book:

  • Highlights the struggle for human rights, citizenship and equality of migrants
  • Demonstrates how these emerging conflicts can break the chain of exploitation and help rethink failing migration policies in contemporary societies.

Vittorio said: “I must say that this Master's contributed much to the book. I gained a better understanding of the potential of communication tools for new forms of organising, community building and fighting for social justice.”

Vittorio Longhi, who studied for his Masters through distance learning, also received the prize for the best dissertation of his course.

The Immigrant War is published by Policy Press. Vittorio discusses his book further in an article for the Guardian.