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“Time is on me” : Entangled Temporalities Between Italy and the Gambia

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Castellano, Viola:
“Time is on me” : Entangled Temporalities Between Italy and the Gambia.
In: Journal of International Migration and Integration. (29 December 2023) .
ISSN 1874-6365
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-023-01111-y

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Abstract in another language

Gambian’s migration towards Europe, mainly constituted by young men, substantially increased since 2010. Arriving mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route because of the extremely scarce possibility to obtain a visa, most Gambians applied for asylum in Italy, the first arrival country according to the Dublin regulation. The administrative and juridical system largely rejected their asylum requests, leaving most undocumented, in legal limbo, and deportable. The paper focuses on the different trajectories of Gambians in Italy in their post-asylum phase, discussing how existential precariousness heavily shapes their lives and how this condition compromises future building along different but entangled temporalities. In particular, the contribution wants to reflect on the various intertwined timelines that people on the move forge and inhabit, showing how they are always multiple and articulated through spatial, social, cultural, economic, and personal dimensions. In so doing, I analyze temporal dispossession as a continuous process that Gambians on the move experience prior to, during, and after their trip to Europe and which they actively struggle to overcome.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Gambia; Migration; waiting; temporal dispossession; asylum system; borders
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2024 22:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2024 06:50
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/88921