The Taxi Driver’s Paradox: Ventimiglia as a selective border

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Juan Pablo Aris Escarcena
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/2 Language Spanish
Pages 16 P. 99-114 File size 278 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2018-002006
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The reappearance of the internal borders of the European Union has developed as a vehicle, strictly related to the migratory policies that are aimed at the non-European population. In Ventimiglia, border town between France and Italy, numerous existing policies implemented in other European borders have been enforced. The anthropological study of cross-border migration governance highlights the interconnection of this political, legal and institutional development with important transformations in the cultural construction of collective identity, citizenship and otherness. The article investigates, from an ethnographic approach, this connection between culture and social structure.

Keywords: Ventimiglia; border; migration governance; otherness; security forces.

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Juan Pablo Aris Escarcena, La paradoja del taxista: Ventimiglia como frontera selectiva in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 2/2018, pp 99-114, DOI: 10.3280/MM2018-002006