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The threshold test: African migrants between mobility and immobilization
Journal Title: MONDI MIGRANTI 
Author/s: Philippe Poutignat, Jocelyne Streiff-Fénart 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 7-18 FullText PDF:  55 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MM2016-001001
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This article discusses African migrations known as irregular or clandestine. The main characteristic of these migrations is that they represent a mobility hindered by the closure of Europe’s borders and the continuous hardening of the policies meant to repulse the people crossing. By placing the control of the border at the heart of the question of migrations, the institutions in charge of migratory control have influenced the meaning that the people migrating have of mobility. It is now apprehended as the challenge of the threshold. We are interested in particular by the social experience of these migrants whose life unfolds under the constraint of immobility.
Keywords: African migrations; mobility hindered; threshold test; the constraint of immobility

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Philippe Poutignat, Jocelyne Streiff-Fénart, The threshold test: African migrants between mobility and immobilization in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 1/2016, pp. 7-18, DOI:10.3280/MM2016-001001

   

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