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Migration, Nomadism, Mélange as Transformative Forces

  • Gianluca Solera
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Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Abstract

This chapter highlights the significance of people’s mobility in Mediterranean history as an essential component of the process of shaping a Mediterranean inclusive and multiple identity, and deconstructs those visions, which consider the fate of the two Mediterranean shores as separated. It narrates stories of the youth of the social movements of the region, where “alterity” has played a transformative role towards upgrading the material conditions and the awareness of self-determination of local communities, and warns of a unifying paradigm of subjugation, de-territorialization and commodification affecting human beings on both shores.

Keywords

People’s mobility in Mediterranean history Migration and racism in Europe Refugees and hospitality benefits Mediterranean towns and mixity Migrants as a transformative force Arts and solidarity to migrants 

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  • Gianluca Solera
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  1. 1.COSPEFlorenceItaly

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