Series 14 Vol 4 No 1 (2021)

Gli emigranti italiani tra confini e paesaggi di confine

Flavia Cristaldi
Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo, Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2021-10-21


  • migration,
  • borders,
  • borderscapes,
  • Italy

How to Cite

Cristaldi, F. (2021). Gli emigranti italiani tra confini e paesaggi di confine. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 4(1), 109-117.


In recent years a lot has been written about foreign migration in Italy, about the crossing of invisible borders that become liquid in the Mediterranean Sea, about the policies of exclusion that make Europe a fortress, about the narratives expressed by migrants and others actors who inform civil society of passages and invasions, less has been written on the crossing of borders by Italian emigrants. In this paper we want to analyze the relationship that has developed with borders by Italian emigrants, the role that these delimitations have assumed in the rhythms of life and socio-economic practices in the different national realities of the time, the importance of living on either side of a border in relation to being a desired or unwanted migrant and the representation of borders at the basis of some stereotypes, because borders, in the intertwining of their temporal, spatial and symbolic dimensions, have given life to numerous phenomena of differential inclusion.