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Title:Rehearsing transnational citizenship: Senegalese associations, co-development and simultaneous inclusion
Author:Riccio, Bruno
Year:2011
Periodical:African Diaspora: a Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World (ISSN 1872-5457)
Volume:4
Issue:1
Pages:97-113
Language:English
Geographic term:Italy
Subjects:immigrants
Senegalese
associations
private aid
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/187254611X566828
Abstract:Based on the case of the Senegalese in Italy, the paper addresses the following research challenge: may migrant associations' activities and involvement in co-development projects be conducive to the transnationalization of citizenship? Besides illustrating the process of diversification of Senegalese associational trajectories, the author discusses the opportunities for co-development, but also the difficulties encountered in its implementation in the place of migration and the place of origin. Co-development projects sometimes represent an opportunity to improve social conditions back home together while at the same time reinforcing the process of inclusion in the local receiving context. However, one witnesses ambivalences concerning the search to enhance migrants' status and recognition at both ends of the migration experience. In this sense migrants' status constitutes a contingent and constant rehearsal, which cannot be captured by relying on a static and formal conception of citizenship. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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