Risky Bodies and Social Control: The Case of the "Crimmigration"

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences (host committee)

Language: French and English

In this session, we aim to promote the debate over topics related to Crimmigration, Refugee drama, Immigrant Incarceration, Human Trafficking, the Selectivity of Justice, the Exception of the increasing wider criminalisation of the immigration and other related topics. We wellcome communications focusing on intersectionned analysis of Sociology, Law, Human Rights, among others.

The way in which the rising power of State over the control of immigrants have been drawn in our globalized world oblige us to reflect upon the responsibilities on the violence exerted over immigrants: a symbolic violence, and physical coercion, which favours the rising of a world anti-immigration movement in expansion, started in countries where “crimmigration” is already implemented. One must not forget that we are dealing with human beings and, ironically, international agreements on the protection of human lives should be the highest values to care about.

We will reflect on the international protection premises and the world forced displacement movements but on how taught immigration policies are currently allowing criminal networking to expand, favouring the rise of human trafficking cases and the smuggling of immigrants who become increasingly vulnerable to new forms of exploitation.

The number of people being powerfully managed by State violent new rules which judge and pre-condemns masses of people as enemies by its nationality, instead of firstly facing them as human beings, imposing them a stigma of potential “enemies” oblige us to analyse the Responsibility over this mass of Bodies being confronted in current days.

Session Organizer:
Maria João GUIA, University of Coimbra Centre for Legal Research, Portugal
Oral Presentations
Body, Representation and Society
Prisca Icela ROMO GONZALEZ, Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Mexico; Salvador VAZQUEZ SANCHEZ, Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Mexico; María del Refugio NAVARRO HERNANDEZ, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Mexico; Maria del Carmen HERNANDEZ CUETO, Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Mexico
Distributed Papers
Female Bodies in Consumption Societies: Subjection or Agency
Maria Joao CUNHA, CIEG/ISCSP - ULisboa 5161800401, Portugal