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Solidarities in Transit on the French–Italian Border: Ethnographic Accounts from Ventimiglia and the Roya Valley

  • Luca Giliberti
  • Luca Queirolo Palmas
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Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Abstract

The crisis of migratory policy erupted in 2015 along the French-Italian border region, when several internal borders in Europe resurfaced from the past. Setting up border control along with the militarisation of border areas, the City of Ventimiglia is undergoing a process of “borderisation”, becoming a site for the concentration of vulnerable people, while, on the other side of the border in France, the peripheral rural Roya Valley finds itself unexpectedly at the centre of new mobility routes. This chapter aims to analyse certain aspects of informal noninstitutional solidarities towards migrants in transit on the French–Italian border. The angle from which we produce empirically-based knowledge arises from two on-going processes of parallel and interconnected ethnographic research based on repeated observations of its different actors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Giliberti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luca Queirolo Palmas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Genoa-DISFORGenoaItaly
  2. 2.University of Côte d’Azur-URMISNiceFrance

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