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Le web matrimonial des migrants — l'économie du profilage au service d'une nouvelle forme de commerce ethnique

Dana Diminescu, Matthieu Renault, Mathieu Jacomy, Christophe D'Iribarne

This article analyses the 'migrants' matrimonial Web'? as an original form of ethnic business that equates 'doing business'? to 'networking'? (i.e. creating new networks rather than relying on existing ethnic ones). The authors show that it is based on an unusual profiling economy in which profiles (and therefore users) are ethnicized: 'networking'? = 'ethnicizing'?. As the matrimonial Web implies mobility and migration (with significant gender differences), 'networking'? also means 'surfing, moving, and migrating'?.