Il viaggio migrante. Dinamiche trasformative in atto

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The migrant journey. Transformative dynamics in place

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The title opens up the possibility of a double perspective. The 'migrant journey' can be considered, on the one hand, as the journey of the migrant. On the other hand, it evokes the idea that it is the journey that constitutes in itself a movement similar to migration. From the first point of view we are talking about a journey that presents peculiar and manifest characteristics. Starting from the sociological category of the 'migrant', this type of travel involves a specific and identifiable human group, especially as opposed to the so-called 'permanent'. It is a group that, throughout history, assumes different numerical proportions and variegated sociological configurations; it follows changing trajectories, binds itself to certain push and pull factors, triggers processes and implies multiple consequences. From the second point of view, the question that enters the scene is the following: is there a type of journey that takes on the characteristics of migration in itself and is, therefore, similar to it? Or, in other words, in what sense could the journey itself imply migration? In this case, the boundaries of a specific social category are exceeded and the question comes to interest entire communities or, more radically, human beings as such. The present contribution intends to try to intertwine these two types of travel, following the hypothesis that the journey of the migrant, due to its characteristics and questions, constitutes - in an extreme way - an emblem of the journey that concerns everyone: that journey that interests us. man in his becoming human, as being called to go through an exodus.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The migrant journey. Transformative dynamics in place
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIl viaggio. Spazi e tempi di una trasformazione
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • migrante
  • Viaggio


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