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Stuck and Exploited

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy between Exclusion, Discrimination and Struggles

Francesco Della Puppa    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Giuliana Sanò    Università degli Studi di Messina, Italia    

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abstract

Refugees and asylum seekers in Italy are ‘stuck’ because they often end up caught in the legal and social limbo of the reception system. The effects of the pandemic and lockdown measures to avoid transmission have stacked on top of these conditions. This scenario, along with the Italian policy field increases the vulnerabilisation of refugees and asylum seekers for their labour exploitation, but also create a space for media struggle, where political forces and social entrepreneurs clash and manipulate the issue of “asylum seekers”. This introductory chapter analyses these aspects, introducing the thematic lines of the volume and presenting its contribution.

Published
Oct. 27, 2021
Accepted
Sept. 13, 2021
Submitted
Aug. 31, 2021
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-533-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-532-2