AAC : VI Escapes Conference “Reappraising the Governance of Migration and Asylum Resistance and Action at Times of Ambivalence and Uncertainties”— LIMITE : 30/03/2020

 

Informations pratiques

  • Abstracts should be sent by March 30, 2020, – in word or equivalent format – to migrazioniforzate@unimi.it , putting “SURNAME_stringa X” both in the subject line and in the filename.
  • scientific Committee: Carlo Caprioglio, Jean-Pierre Cassarino, Luca Ciabarri, Emanuela Dal Zotto, Francesco Ferri, Elena Fontanari, Lucia Gennari, Letizia Mancini, Chiara Marchetti, Monica Massari, Barbara Pinelli, Martina Tazzioli, Andrea Tomaso Torre.
  • see the website for more information
  • contact: migrazioniforzate@unimi.it

Présentation

Paper proposals should address one of these thematic strings and will be subsequently
organized into consecutive series of panels:

1) Understanding the present. The origin of institutes, practices and dispositives

a) From securitisation to criminalisation.
b) Collaboration with ‘third-countries’; politics of control of the Eu external borders and
border enforcement of the Eu internal borders; institutional definitions of safe countries (of origin and transit); readmissions, repatriations, deportations.
c) Effectiveness or delegitimisation of the right to asylum; institutional dispositives and
informal practices for partitioning between asylum seekers and economic migrants;
obstacles and limits of the rights to asylum; political agreements on relocation.

2) Resistances, practices, actions

a) Perspectives on political actions and solidarity; activism; humanitarian reasons; volunteering and aid relationships.
b) Forms of resistance and struggles carried on by asylum seekers and refugees (both on a social and on an individual level) in order to enact their migratory projects and their
aspirations.
c) Public discourse, hegemonic discourse; institutional racism; new and old right
movements; anti-migration movements; media discourse.
d) The role of arguments and of legal instruments in political paths and in migrants’
rights activism ; law as an instrument of political action from below.

3) Looking at the “shadow zones”

a) The governing of poverty; moral economies; financial-humanitarianism and data
regulation.
b) Disciplining (through) the bodies; formal and informal practices of inclusion and
containment; process of illegalization.
c) Documenting, analysing and dealing with forms of violence in forced migration; intersectional gender, sex, race, culture and class oppressions.

4) Refugee Hosting in Europe’s sovereignisms

a) Relationships between hosting systems (in Italy and in other European countries), securitarian logics and logics of control; the impact of normative frames and reforms; experimentation of alternative hosting systems.
b) Transformations in the hosting practices; the role of protecting institutions and
workers under pressure, difficulties and attempts of social innovation; personal and
collective re-elaborations and lived experiences in hosting contexts.
c) The impacts of the hosting mechanisms on the processes of inclusion and participa-
tion of refugees; longitudinal analysis of refugees’ biographical paths (even through
self-ethnography).

This call for paper is addressed to individual or collective contributions with a theoreti-
cal, empirical or narrative angle. Researchers, social workers, professionals, stakehold-
ers, activists, institutions, NGOs, migrants and refugees’ communities, artists, photog-
raphers and documentarists who would like to present their work as a scientific contri-
bution, or as a visual narrative or in other forms, are encouraged to participate.

Proposals are welcome both in English and in Italian. The language to be used on each
panel will be communicated later on, on the basis of the selected contributions.
In order to submit a proposal for the conference, you need to send an abstract (no longer than 500 words), a short CV (5 sentences), affiliation, contact, address and the thematic panel stream. Every thematic panel stream will then organise the selected proposals in different consecutive panels.
Abstracts should be sent by March 30, 2020, – in word or equivalent format – to migrazioniforzate@unimi.it , putting “SURNAME_stringa X” both in the subject line and in the filename.