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Etnografia degli sgomberi di un insediamento rom a Milano. L'ipotesi di una politica locale eugenetica

Abstract : The article is about a urban conflict case on a settlement of Roma groups in the Milan Northern outskirt. In the first phase of the contentious dynamic, all the local actors shared the common interest in countervailing the urban blight and were not able to argue and talk together with the Roma who inhabits the area. Subsequently, it came a phase of continuous evictions and continuative resettlements of the same area. The dynamic was characterised by the recurrence of the actions and by the absence of coordination between involved actors. The story of this area has been relentlessly entwined with the story of its inhabitants - the Roma - also if spatial blights and social housing problems were not treated together by the Milan administration, which worked as usual by compartmentalize routines. Moreover, public policies towards Roma people were characterised by a "differential legitimacy". The Roma agency was not recognised, and lots of tensions emerged related to the problem of their political representation. The outcome of the contention was to multiply fatalism as a political and moral principle to evaluate the local public policy. Conclusions open up a question about a hypothetical eugenic matrix of local policy toward Roma people in Milan.
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Tommaso Vitale. Etnografia degli sgomberi di un insediamento rom a Milano. L'ipotesi di una politica locale eugenetica. Mondi migranti, 2008, pp.118-135. ⟨hal-01022179⟩

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