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Migration Policies and Materialities of Identification in European Cities

Papers and Gates, 1500-1930s, 1st Edition

Edited by Hilde Greefs, Anne Winter


320 pages

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This book focusses on the instruments, practices, and materialities produced by various authorities to monitor, regulate, and identify migrants in European cities from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Whereas research on migration regulation typically looks at local policies for the early modern period and at state policies for the contemporary period, this book avoids the stalemate of modernity narratives by exploring a long-term genealogy of migration regulation in which cities played a pivotal role. The case studies range from early modern Venice, Stockholm and Constantinople, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century port towns and capital cities such as London and Vienna.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Introduction: Migration Policies and Materialities of Identification in European Cities: Papers and Gates, 1500–1930s

Hilde Greefs and Anne Winter

Part II: Early Modern Period

1. Controlling and Documenting Migration via Urban “Spaces of Arrival” in Early Modern Venice

Rosa Salzberg

2. Controlling Strangers: Identifying Migrants in Early Modern Frankfurt am Main

Jeannette Kamp

3. Ordering Identification: Migrants, Material Culture and Social Bonds in Stockholm, 1650–1720

Karin Sennefelt

4. Documents and Local Networks: Monitoring Migrants and Workers in Eighteenth-Century Turin

Beatrice Zucca Micheletto

5. From Community Registers to Domestic Passports: The Migration Regime in Ottoman Istanbul

Sinan Dinçer

6. Documents, Migration, and Governance in Imperial Russian Towns

Alison K. Smith

Part III: Modern Period

7. Receiving, Selecting, and Rejecting Foreign Migrants and Refugees in Port Cities: A Comparison of Bordeaux and Marseille During the Early Nineteenth Century

Delphine Diaz

8. The Use of Travel and Identity Documents in Antwerp During the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

Ellen Debackere

9. Mapping Identification and Municipal Policy Towards Migration in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna and Budapest

Markian Prokopovych

10. The Practice of Control and the Illusion of Evidence: Passports and Personal Identification in Cities of Habsburg Austria

Peter Becker

11. Producing the “Undocumented Migrant”: Registration and Deportation in Early Twentieth Century London and Berlin

Christiane Reinecke

12. Roma Under Surveillance in Urban Context: Control, Identification, and Expulsion in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, 1900s-1930s

Ilsen About

Part IV: Conclusion

Conclusion: Cities and States: Papers and Walls

Andreas Fahrmeir

About the Editors

Hilde Greefs is Associate Professor in History at the University of Antwerp and is affiliated with the Centre for Urban History.

Anne Winter is Associate Professor in History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Urban History

This series showcases original and exciting new work in urban history. It publishes books that challenge existing assumptions about the history of cities, apply new theoretical frames to the urban past and open up new avenues of historical enquiry. The scope of the series is global, and it covers all time periods from the ancient to the modern worlds.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Modern / General
HISTORY / Social History