The emergence of new and substantial human migration flows is one of the most important consequences of globalisation. While ascribable to widely differing social and economic causes, from the forced migration of refugees to upper-middle-class migration projects and the movement of highly skilled workers, what they have in common is the effect of contributing to a substantial global redefinition in terms of both identity and politics.
This book contains contributions from scholars in the fields of law, social sciences, the sciences, and the liberal arts, brought together to delineate the features of the migration phenomena that will accompany us over the coming decades. The focus is on the multifaceted concept of 'border' as representing a useful stratagem for dealing with a topic like migration that requires analysis from several perspectives. The authors discuss the various factors and issues which must be understood in all their complexity so that they can be governed by all social stakeholders, free of manipulation and false consciousness. They bring an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective to the social phenomena such as human trafficking, unaccompanied foreign minors, or ethnic-based niches in the job market.
The book will be a valuable guide for academics, students and policy-makers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction – Borders, Anna Rita Calabrò; Part I – Drawing Borders 2. The Borders of Schengen, Maria Antonietta Confalonieri; 3. Phantom Borders and Space Building: The Case of State Building in Libya, Antonio M. Morone; 4. The Borders of Protection, Emanuela Dal Zotto; 5. Irrational Walls: Lessons from the US-Mexico Border, Fiammetta Corradi; 6. Demographic Data on Migration, Valentina Fusari; 7. The Borders of Ghettoisation, Angelo Scotto; 8. Migrant Domestic Workers and the Sponsorship System, Federica Di Pietro; 9. The Borders of Prisons, Salvatore Tuccari; 10. The Criminalisation of Irregular Immigration, Zuzanna Brocka; 11. Immigration and Foreign Women’s Legal Status in Italy: Double Discrimination? Silvia Illari; 12. Borders and Precision Medicine: the Reception of Genetic Counselling in Consanguineous Immigrant Couples, Francesca Acerbi, Vanna Berlincioni, Cristina Catania, Pierluigi Politi, Orsetta Zuffardi and Anna Lisa Vetro; Part II – Crossing Borders 13. The Aiding, Abetting and Sea Rescue of Illegal Immigration, Luisa Frigeni; 14. Viable Alternative Legal Entry for Asylum Seekers? The Best Practice of Private Sponsorship to open Humanitarian Corridors, Cristina Campiglio and Carola Ricci; 15. Unaccompanied Minors, Katarzyna Gromek-Broc; 16. Crossing the Borders of a Sovereign State, Ernesto Bettinelli; 17. Gaining and Losing: Space Crossing, Identity Perception and Reinvention in 19th-Century Mediterranean Exile, Arianna Arisi-Rota; 18. The Borders of Identity, Maria Assunta Zanetti; 19. The Temporal Past of Border Crossers, Anna Rita Calabrò; 20. To Cross Languages and Cultures, Nora Salvadori and Therese Manconi; 21. Narrating Migrations, Barbara Berri; 22. Crossing Borders: Genetic Mutations, Cesare Danesino and Carla Olivieri; 23. Crossed and Re-Crossed Borders, Giulia Casentini; Part III – Deleting Borders? 24. The Realisation of Genetic Identity Beyond Conventional Borders, Alessandro Achilli and Ugo A. Perego; 25. The Right to Freedom of Movement, Ernesto Bettinelli; 26. Emigration and Immigration in Latin America, Giovanni Cordini and Andrea Iurato; 27. Freedom of Movement and a New Right to Hospitality, Carolina Simoncini; 28. Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups: The Right to Free Legal Aid for Migrants, Silvia Favalli; 29. Experiencing and Crossing Borders through Music, Fulvia Caruso; 30. Closed Borders/Open Borders, Flavio Ceravolo; 31. Conclusion, Anna Rita Calabrò
Anna Rita Calabrò is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy. She has published widely on migration.