Stuck and Exploited
Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy Between Exclusion, Discrimination and Struggles
This volume analyses exclusion processes, segregation dynamics and the forms of discrimination of refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, where the reception system is marked by opaqueness and arbitrariness and is becoming increasingly similar to the model of “camps”. The numerous vibrant contributions present a fully-fledged system of inferiorization, characterised by labour exploitation, housing discomfort, meagre rights and control strategies, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a sharp worsening of the health, work, housing and administrative conditions. A framework that has found opposition in the daily resistance and in the struggles of asylum seekers.
Keywords: Refugees and asylum seekers. Italian reception system. Migrants exploitation. Migration policies. COVID-19.
Language: enISBN (print): 978-88-6969-533-9 ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-532-2