Border dialectics: community and identity during times of migration

Author/s Enzo Campelli
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/123 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 19-31 File size 233 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2020-123002
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The essay reflects on the notion of «community» and the related concept of «identity», with the intent to highlight ambiguous and multifaceted elements. In particular, the idea of community finds its origins in ancient culture, before becoming a key concept of social sciences, and thus is open to a variety of theoretical interpretations. At present, the widespread processes of migration is commonly seen as a way to dismantle the terms and boundaries of traditional communities: the populist, nostalgic of «small countries», is to oppose imaginary communities to the real ones, in reciprocal antagonism.

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Enzo Campelli, La dialettica del confine: comunità e identità ai tempi delle migrazioni in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 123/2020, pp 19-31, DOI: 10.3280/SR2020-123002