Lampedusa: Become a Border

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Marco Aime
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/1 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 9-16 File size 138 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2020-001001
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Following the arrival of the first migrant boats from Africa (and beyond), the small island of Lampedusa has been transformed into a sort of stage. The mass arrival of television operators, law enforcement officers and military personnel has meant that the image of this small island as the "last" frontier of Europe has spread throughout the world. Little by little a "wall" was built in the middle of the sea, transforming Lampedusa into a stronghold of the white and civilized world.

Keywords: Lampedusa; border; frontier; Mediterranean; migrations.

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Marco Aime, Lampedusa: diventare confine in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 1/2020, pp 9-16, DOI: 10.3280/MM2020-001001