Configurations of otherness and globalization of the Othering Machine

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Enzo Colombo, Luisa Leonini, Paola Rebughini
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language English Pages 18 P. 9-26 File size 201 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2023-001001
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The aim of this introductory article is to shed light on the complexities and ambiguities of the definitions, uses, and categorizations of what is termed ‘racism’ or alternatively, in a more flexible and protean manner, ‘othering’. However, while racism and otherness have been forged within the history of modernity, coloniality and capitalism, the current concreteness and linguistic use of these notions is a matter of discussion also within post-colonial societies and emerging geo-powers. Communities of people who have struggled against western discriminations in the past are today faced with similar problems within their societies due to the inter-twining among local and distinctive forms of inequality, segregation, and othering. Keywords: difference; globalization; othering; racism.

Keywords: alterità; differenza; globalizzazione; razzismo.

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Enzo Colombo, Luisa Leonini, Paola Rebughini, Configurations of otherness and globalization of the Othering Machine in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 1/2023, pp 9-26, DOI: 10.3280/MM2023-001001