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Il seme e l'albero. Rivista di scienze sociali, psicologia applicata e politiche di comunità

Il seme e l'albero. Rivista di scienze sociali, psicologia applicata e politiche di comunità


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Claudia Mantovan

Claudia Mantovan

Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata (FISPPA) - Sezione di Sociologia
Università di Padova

Claudia Mantovan has a PhD in Sociology and she is research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) of the University of Padua. She is author of numerous articles on immigration, citizenship and urban segregation of migrants and of Roma and Sinti, which have been published in Italian and foreign academic Journals and in edited books. She also published the following books: Immigrazione e cittadinanza. Auto-organizzazione e partecipazione dei migranti in Italia (FrancoAngeli, 2007), Il ghetto disperso. Pratiche di desegregazione e politiche abitative (edited, with F. Faiella, Cleup, 2011) and Quartieri contesi. Convivenza, conflitti e governance nelle zone Stazione di Padova e Mestre (with E. Ostanel, FrancoAngeli, 2105).

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The city has always been a meeting place for strangers and for those with different walks of life.  The fact that it attracts individuals and groups in search of opportunities, makes it a privileged space where people with different social, cultural and experience backgrounds live together. Over the last few decades, however, processes have been observed that tend to transform this cohabitation among ‘different’ that increasingly runs the risk of being not so much a meeting, but rather a fragmented coexistence of islands that do not communicate with each other. This trend can be connected to the changes that have affected Western societies starting from the second half of the seventies: globalization, the crisis of the welfare state, increasing immigration, growth of social exclusion and changes in the pattern of social control. The purpose of this paper is to analyze these global dynamics; their urban consequences with reference to the processes of criminalization of immigrants and people in a situation of social exclusion and to the creation of material and symbolic boundaries; the possible outcomes in terms of citizens’ mobilization.

DOI: 10.17386/SA2015-001004