Who help irregular migrants? Supporters of irregular migrants in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Turin (Italy)

Supporters of irregular migrants in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Turin (Italy)

Autores

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-85852503880005912

Palavras-chave:

irregular migrants, support, civil society, political action, humanitarianism

Resumo

Supporters of irregular migrants play an important role in the interactions between irregular migrants and the state. This article aims to shed light on the variety of actors involved in the support of irregular migrants and what kind of help they provide. The article asks whether this kind of help should be seen as purely humanitarian or as a form of political action; and describes a scale ranging from practical help to political help. With forms of hybrid help in between, to emphasize how everyday practices can be considered political in subtle or indirect ways.

Biografia do Autor

Minke Hajer, Università degli studi di Milano

Post-doc researcher at the University of Milan. Department of Social and Political Sciences. Milan, Italy. E-mail: minke.hajer@unimi.it.

Maurizio Ambrosini, Università degli studi di Milano

Professor of Sociology of Migrations at the University of Milan. Department of Social and Political Sciences. Milan, Italy. E-mail: maurizio.ambrosini@unimi.it.

Publicado

2020-09-10