La biopolitica della differenza. Un'antropologia delle politiche dei campi nomadi a Firenze

Picker, G. (2012) La biopolitica della differenza. Un'antropologia delle politiche dei campi nomadi a Firenze. DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale, 2(2), pp. 93-110.

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In this article the author focuses on the policies concerning the Roma in Florence, against the background of the recent eruption of exclusionary policy measures targeting Roma in Italy. In the mid-1980s the Tuscan regional council decided to construct urban camps as housing solutions for the Roma fleeing the economic and political dissolution of Yugoslavia. The author draws on the fieldwork he has conducted in Florence in 2007 and 2008, and borrows from Apparudai’s (1996) reflections on the “world of representation” in relation to globalization. He historically dissects the political imagination behind camp policies concerning Roma in Tuscany through the early 2000s. He also shows that in 2007 the fundamental traits of that representation persisted in Florentine civil servants’ views and practices vis-à-vis Roma. In the conclusion, the author defines the policy category “nomadism” as the main “political technology” which has allowed urban segregation of Roma in Florence to persist from the mid-1980s. More generally, the author argues that deploying “nomadism” as policy category was the condition under which over the last thirty years a single governmental system has been crystallizing.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Picker, Dr Giovanni
Authors: Picker, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale
Publisher:DADA Rivista di Antropologia Post - Globale
ISSN (Online):2240-0192
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Author
First Published:First published in DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale 2(2):93-110
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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