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Hannam, K., Butler, G., Witte, A., & Zuev, D. (2021). Tourist’s mobilities: Walking, cycling, driving and waiting. Tourist Studies, 1–13. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/1468797621992931
This commentary reviews recent research in terms of tourist’s mobilities in terms practices of walking, cycling and driving. It concludes by reflecting on the contemporary lock down of travel in terms of the global pandemic and its consequences for waiting, stillness and immobility – particularly in terms of flying.
Harsløf, I., & Zuev, D. (2022). Temporary transnational labour mobility and gendered individualization in Europe. Mobilities, 0(0), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2092417
In a context of a new transnational division of labour, temporary international labour mobility is on the rise in Europe. In particular, recent decades have seen considerably more women seeking work experience abroad. Observers have been concerned with how such mobility is related to individualization, and in particular how it may challenge collective institutions, communities and families. The aim of this study is to explore such issues among women and men with international work experience. Using data from European Social Survey, the paper investigates previously mobile workers in terms of their current working and living conditions. Across genders, we consider different forms of individualization that may be associated with transnational labour mobility. While both women and men with transnational work experience generally feature strong strategic individualization, this is most pronounced among men. Hence, men's mobility is among other things associated with increased autonomy in working life, while – in contrast to women – it does not seem to hamper their integration in the sphere of social reproduction.
International Conference on Digital Arts, Caires, C., University of Saint Joseph (Macau, C., & Association for Computing Machinery. (2017). ARTECH 2017: “Interfaces of Tomorrow” : 8th International Conference on Digital Arts : proceedings : September 6-8, 2017, Macau, China. https://doi.org/10.1145/3106548
Iok Fong, C., Cardoso, J. C. S., & Estadieu, G. V. (2022). Design Explorations for 3D-Printed Modular Markers for eXtended-Reality Tangible User Interfaces: International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics, 13(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJCICG.311426
Various materials, objects, and sensors have been explored earlier for creating tangible user interfaces (TUIs). However, there is little work on 3D-printed TUIs based on visual markers for smartphone-based extended reality (XR) experiences. The combination of visual markers and smartphones results in cheap, accessible XR systems within reach of many people. Combined with 3D printing, it could foster do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for XR experiences, which may further expand and open-up possibilities for accessible and tangible interaction. This work explores the design space of modular 3D-printed tangibles for smartphone-based XR. The authors report the design exploration process, provide several interactive 3D-printed markers, and reflect on the resulting possibilities.
Liem, A., Renzaho, A. M. N., Hannam, K., Lam, A. I. F., & Hall, B. J. (2021). Acculturative stress and coping among migrant workers: A global mixed-methods systematic review. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 13(3), 491–517. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12271
No existing review has synthesized key questions about acculturation experiences among international migrant workers. This review aimed to explore (1) What are global migrant workers’ experiences with acculturation and acculturative stress? (2) What are acculturative stress coping strategies used by migrant workers? And (3) how effective are these strategies for migrant workers in assisting their acculturation in the host countries? Peer-reviewed and gray literature, without time limitation, were searched in six databases and included if the study: focused on acculturative stress and coping strategies; was conducted with international migrant workers; was published in English; and was empirical. Eleven studies met the inclusion criteria. Three-layered themes of acculturation process and acculturative stress were identified as: individual layer; work-related layer; and social layer. Three key coping strategies were identified: emotion-focused; problem-focused; and appraisal-focused. These coping strategies were used flexibly to increase coping effectiveness and evidence emerged that a particular type of acculturative stress might be solved more effectively by a specific coping strategy. Migrant workers faced numerous challenges in their acculturative process. Understanding this process and their coping strategies could be used in developing research and interventions to improve the well-being of migrant workers.
Ma, F. C., Tóng, S. H., & Cordeiro, J. (2016). Assessing Driving Behavior in Public Transportation through Mobile Crowd Sensing: A Concept Proposal for Macau Public Transportation System. 2016 10th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS), 267–271. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMIS.2016.63
This paper introduces a concept proposal for accessing driving behavior in public transportation through Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS), as part of a long-term research project on Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS). The proposed concept makes use of mobile device's accelerometer and passengers' qualitative evaluation to identify aggressive driving behavior, which is believed to be a major factor for unnecessary accidents and fuel consumption. A survey and comparison of IT services (mobile applications and websites) provided by Macau Government and private bus companies in Macau, regarding bus-related information, such as fares, routes and route diversions is also provided.
Morais, I. (2018). Translation into Portuguese of the work Macau Days - a tri-lingual book (English, Portuguese, Chinese) that includes a series of poetic texts by Brian Castro and artworks by John Young, 2017 in collaboration with the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the EU Centre for Global Affairs, University of Adelaide, Australia. A-A-Publishing.
Morais, I. (2014). African Female Nascent Entrepreneurship In The Macao S.A.R. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 43(1/2/3), 57–104. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24643108
African women from different countries and social classes, from those seeking refugee status to diplomats and peasants' daughters, have been arriving in increasing numbers on Chinese shores since the 1980s. The amazing stories of some of these "invisible" but dynamic women have been ignored, yet they reveal great diversity and deserve scholarly attention, as they provide rich material for studies on the African diaspora in China. This article focuses on African migration to Macao, a former Portuguese colony and primary migration destination in the Pearl Delta River Region, which currently hosts the densest African population in China. It explores both the more recent and the relatively longer-term migration of African women and university students to Macao, and examines the intersection of these communities resulting from the overlap between the ongoing global movements of African diasporas and new African migratory trends to China. The article draws on the life stories as well as the educational and entrepreneurial experiences of African women in Macao, and investigates the relevance of ethnic networks of trust and reciprocity for their communities' survival. This article places specific emphais on the experiences of African women, recognizing their achievements in the face of multiple intersections of racism and sexism on the part of both state and society, and reveals how the women employ a resistance strategy by reinforcing ethnic migrant networks.
Morais, I. (2009). “China Wahala”: the Tribulations of Nigerian “Bushfallers” in a Chinese Territory”. Transtext(e)s Transcultures 跨文本跨文化. Journal of Global Cultural Studies, 5. https://doi.org/10.4000/transtexts.281
Recent scholarly studies and media coverage have primarily focused on China’s increasing presence and sometimes asymmetrical engagement with Africa in tandem with the new trend of Chinese migration to that continent. Yet, the inverse flux of Africans to China and the emergence of African communities in Southern China over the last decades is influencing some areas of the Pearl River Delta Region, and changing the fabric of cities like Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong, in a way without precedent. There are representations or exotic descriptions from some mass circulation magazines and newspapers on the infamous Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong or the so-called “Chocolate-city,”an area centered aroundHongqiao, the village-district and Canaan market in the city of Guangzhou, with its arcades and strip malls filled with ethnic businesses and transnational migrants. In Macau, significant concentrations of African population of different origins are also seen in the “Papa pun” commercial center or in downtown areas. Despite many studies devoted to the “ethnoburbs” in other latitudes, only very recently, these entrepreneurial African communities in Mainland China are starting to become worthy of serious scholarly attention. Yet,there is total absence of studies dealing with the presence of more and more African students and the cultural manifestations of African communities well portrayed in the new African cinema, in music produced by Afro-Chinese bands or even singers.Besides a continuing inward flow of transient Africans who come to China for business on a regular basis, a significant number of settler African traders, particularly Nigerians, have already married local Chinese women, set up families, autonomously run their businesses without recourse to Chinese intermediaries, and established a web of informal and formal committees representing their home nations and states, to solve disputes while maintaining personal and business links with Africa. Besides, those emigrant ‘bushfallers’ who are coming to China solely for business purposes, a new form of “silent” migration of Nigerians comprising students from different backgrounds is enrolling in higher education institutions in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China. These students are coming to pursue their studies or to seek a job to pay their student fees at the margin of the PRC scholarship and stipendprograms for visiting African students that were popular in China in the 1960s and mid-1970s as part of CCP’s foreign policy for Third World aiming friendly relations with Africa. Today, these “transnational” Nigerian students are in their own way affirming their identity and difference, in southern China, in particularly in Macau SAR, thanks to their network of multiple interrelations across nation-states from Africa to Asia and to a combination of perseverance, zeal, and gentleness without subservience. Although they have not been targets for the hostility and even violence like the Shanghai incident of July 1979 or the Nanjing protests in December 1988 at Hehai University targeting African students, today these Nigerian students are facing more subtle forms of ethnocentrism and legal discrimination from immigration laws to daily practices, which always try to associate their citizenship to problematic or easy stereotypes of scam or colour. Yet, at the same time, everything seems to indicate that these newcomers are quick adapting and finding new forms of negotiating their social integration in the Chinese local society which in turn is offering more opportunities.This paper is part of a more ambitious project which aims to assess the new forms of migration from Africa to China and from China to Africa as well as their impact and contribution of globalization. First, this paper considers why and how Macau has evolved from a Portuguese outpost where slavery was a an institutionalized commodity to special administrative region of China where a new urban African community, mostly composed by Nigerian students, is in formation due to opportunities and rapid changes occurring in the region in the first years of the twenty-first century, by comparing the new to old African communities of students and business people/migrant workers from former Portuguese colonies (Angola, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique).Finally, borrowing the title from a sequel movie with the same title of the promising New African cinema, the paper focus on the “China Wahala”or the troubles of these Nigerian students through their tales of their experiences of racism(s) and their negotiations and responses which radically contradicts not only the slogans of cultural diversity propagated by the official discourse and tourist channels as these Nigerians are confronted daily with often dramatic situations ranging from indifference and ostracism to exclusion.
Morais, I., & Baxter, A. N. (2018). Inventory of Portuguese-based Intangible and Tangible Heritage in Larantuka and Sikka (Maumere) in Flores Island (Indonesia): Legacies and Realms of Memory of Portuguese Eurasian Communities in a Muslim Country [Research Report]. University of Saint Joseph.
A study of Portuguese cultural vestiges assimilated into the local cultures of the island of Flores, in Eastern Indonesia, and maintained today. The vestiges include, principally, street theatre (the Bobo tradition) as well as ritual traditions inherited through the Confraternities established by Dominican missionaries in the 16th century.
Mucheroni, M. L., & Fernandes-Marcos, A. (2022). Traços transdisciplinares na obra do Padre Manuel Antunes: uma análise crítica à luz da Carta da Transdisciplinaridade /UNESCO-1994. In J. E. Franco, G. d’Oliveira Martins, & S. Alves-Jesus (Eds.), Repensar Portugal, a Europa e a Globalização – Saber Padre Manuel Antunes, SJ – 100 anos (pp. 593–602). Universidade de Coimbra. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.2/11853
Toda a obra e pensamento do Padre Manuel Antunes se revestem de características de grande abrangência e de capacidade de abertura à inovação, na perspetiva de que o pensamento crítico, sendo perscrutador do desconhecido, enquanto questiona o conhecimento adquirido ou em pesquisa, não se pode fechar em si mesmo ou separar partes do conhecimento de um todo que constitui o universo, e o homem como parte deste, já que se objetiva a compreensão última do Todo. Encontramos, portanto, traços de transdisciplinaridade na obra e pensamento do Padre Manuel Antunes indicando um pioneirismo relativamente ao movimento da transdisciplinaridade que arranca com o primeiro congresso da área e a respetiva carta daí resultante. Neste artigo, os autores propõem uma análise crítica da obra do Padre Manuel Antunes à luz dos princípios fundacionais encontrados na Carta da Transdisciplinaridade de 1994.
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