The practice of affective citizenship

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Giacomo Lampredi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/3
Language Italian Pages 19 P. 167-185 File size 206 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2023-003010
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This paper addresses the concept of affective citizenship to interpret the social, affective, and political transformations produced by forced migration. The concept highlights how every politics implicitly prefigures relational models that prescribe to citizens what they must feel towards themselves, towards oth-ers and towards “outsiders”. If many studies have focused on the way in which it is possible to “govern through affect”, just a few have focused on the way emotions can transform the moral boundaries that include or exclude individ-uals. This article, analyzing the solidarity involvement of members of civil so-ciety towards migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, explores the conditions in which affection emerges from broken habits, transforming the moral bound-aries that support and legitimize unequal distributions of resources, power, and rights between individuals.

Keywords: affective citizenship; exclusion; solidarity; involvement; civil so-ciety.

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Giacomo Lampredi, La pratica della cittadinanza affettiva in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 3/2023, pp 167-185, DOI: 10.3280/MM2023-003010