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The Interference of the Mass media in the Intercultural Dialogue during the Emergency Landings in the Mediterranean: Between Reality and Representation

Francesca Ieracitano & Francesco Vigneri
The aim of the paper is to highlight the difficulties that characterise the intercultural dialogue in specific contexts and situations of emergency. The paper focuses on the interference of the mass media and their representations in the dynamics of intercultural dialogue among emergency operators and migrants at the borders. These aspects will be examined by relating the results of prior researches carried out on mass media representations of the landings to those obtained by the...

Intercultural Complexity of the Southern Mediterranean: Arab-Mediterranean Perceptions and Outlooks

Mohieddine Hadhri & Emiliana Mangone
The present paper aims at placing the Mediterranean within the cultural perceptions and literary productions of the Arab World, particularly the Maghreb. How do collective consciousness and cultural representations in the South see the Mediterranean as a heritage of civilization? Does the Mediterranean exist at all for Arabs? Is it completely absent, or does it holds at least a marginal place in the Arab cultural and scientific productions? If the latter hypothesis were true, what...

Communication for Cultural Integration : The Case of a Secondary Reception Centre

Rosanna Tammaro, Marika Calenda, Iolanda S. Iannotta & Concetta Ferrantino
The language, a human species-specific activity, permits of knowing, organizing and recounting the reality that around us. Although the vocal level represents the preferred channel of expression, everyday experiences are shared in many ways in the community. Facial expressions, gestures, but in general, our action are reflection of the culture that has shaped us. In this paper, the authors report some considerations about the typical communication dynamics of a Secondary Reception Centre, in the context...

Picking Up the Brush for Emperors and Sultans. Imperial Portraits as Representations of Power in The Early Modern Mediterranean (Ca. 1450-Ca. 1650)

Zeynep Olgun
This paper aims to discuss the influence of interdependently effective political discourses and cultural differences in early modern Mediterranean regarding the motives for official state portraiture. Therefore, the paper will focus on the portraits of monarchs, foremost the depictions of Philip IV of Spain by the court painter Velázquez and works of Titian under the patronage of Charles V and Philip II in order to analyse, how the conservative portraiture culture was established and maintained...

Report on Cultural Psychology: A new science of the human nature, Yokohama 2016

Kolja Lehmann-Muriithi
This is a review of the symposium “Cultural Psychology: A new science of the human nature“, which took place at the International Conference of Psychology (ICP) in Yokohama in 2016. The symposium was a collaborative effort of the editors and authors of the “Yokohama Manifesto“ and its main goal was to make the ideas in this Manifesto known to a wider audience. There were five groups of authors and co-authors who presented their findings in...

A grounded theory for unaccompanied foreign minors in Italy: the case study of Egyptian minors

Lavinia Bianchi
The article suggests to share a research first emerging categories according to methodological universe of the "Grounded Theory" based on a mental construction / orientation process. The main target is to investigate in the educational relationship between an unaccompanied minor (MSNA) and his educator, and so has also to consider the progressive changes in the learning of the language and the corresponding humanization of the same, so well the continued definition and shared construction of...

Changer les attitudes contre la violence de genre: culture, éducation et apprentissage mutuels

Nanta Novello Paglianti & Giovanna Truda
Cet article interroge la notion de genre et ses acceptions multiples. Nous allons d’abord nous interroger sur cette notion pour comprendre les dynamiques de sa construction et de son évolution. Ensuite nous allons la lier avec le terme de «violence» et de ses différentes déclinaisons qui seront expliquées à travers l’élucidation des cas particuliers comme les centres antiviolence dans le Sud de l’Italie.

The Migrant’s Gaze. A survey on mobility factors carried out in the reception centres of Taranto

Antonio Panico, Marinella Sibilla & Alfonso Zizza
The migration phenomenon has significantly grown over the last years. Migrants no longer consider Italy as a country of transit, but also as a final destination. Therefore, institutions and civil society organizations have explored new and un-precedented forms of collaboration. This paper presents the results of a survey aim-ing to analyse in depth the reasons underlying the migration project as well as to identify any forms of integration in the host country, starting from immigrant...

Interculturalism in Italy: Is it merely a Language and Communication Problem?

Emanuela Pece
It is unthinkable today not to promote or encourage intercultural communication, it being the only alternative to conflict: a dialogic interaction designed to promote all the instances in the game and to achieve equilibrium points that are recognized by the parties involved. It is necessary to activate transformation processes in the subjects' cognitive system, so that they experience occurrences as a synthesis and reinterpretation of several cultures. Indeed, the presence of different cultures leads to...

The Kurdish diasporic mobilization in France: From a restricted political national frame to a translocal sphere of contention? The case of Kurds in Marseille, France

Zuhal Karagoz
Based on a sociological case study on Kurdish mobilization in Marseille, France; this article aims to expose the intricate dynamics that affect the transformation of mobilization forms and strategies in diaspora. By conceiving the mobilization process as a career, it aims to analyze the evolution towards different situations like the host country’s politics or the critical events occurred in homeland or diaspora. In addition to these cornerstones increasing the legitimization of the Kurdish movement at...

Use and Abuse of History and Memory: the Istrian-Dalmatian Exodus and the Current Refugee Flows

Erminio Fonzo
After the World War II, about 300.000 Italian people abandoned Istria and Dalmatia, which were annexed by Yugoslavia, and moved to Italy. The exodus is tied to the atrocities committed by the Slavic forces, the so called foibe massacres. Today the memory of these events is growing, mainly in its public-institutional representations, and many initiatives are organized to remember the exiles. Knowledge and awareness of the Istrian-Dalmatian exodus, however, are limited to a minority of...

Europe / Mediterranean: Media Treatment of the Immigrant

Emiliana Mangone & Emanuela Pece
People define their own behaviour on the basis of their perception of Others, as well as of the expectations they have towards them, paying particular attention to the socio-cultural context of belonging and the reference values they ascribe to the other party and to the relationship existing between them. These dynamics are strongly influenced by the information conveyed by mass media in their dual role as both mediators of reality and opinion leaders, often becoming...

Rewiev to "Esodi e frontiere di celluloide. Il cinema italiano racconta le migrazioni" edited by Leonarda Trapassi and Linda Garosi

Giuseppe D'Angelo
Review of the book Esodi e frontiere di celluloide. Il cinema italiano racconta le migrazioni.

Borders and conflicts in the Mediterranean Basin

(:Unkn) Unknown
The aim of this book, indeed, is re-reading the history of the Mediterranean basin starting from a double interpretative key: sea and border. In order to avoid possible misunderstandings it is good to clarify the sense of these two words, as the sea – and the Mediterranean in particular – is itself a border. The starting point is to re-read the past of the Mediterranean and to move the observation point from the land to...

Women and Refugees in Twitter: Rethorics of Abuse, Vulnerability and Violence from a Gender Perspective

Mar Gallego, Estrella Gualda & Carolina Rebollo
In this unprecedented humanitarian crisis, women refugees are experiencing extreme vulnerability and violence, both during their journey and in the camps. Our objectives through this article are to analyze how women are being treated in the Social Media (images, discourses, social representations, or narratives). Data for this article were extracted from Twitter (with the help of Nodel XL Pro), from which we collected 1,807,901 tweets about “refugees”, using this word as search strings in six...

Intercultural Dialogue and Ethical Challenge in the Latin-American Thought

Victor Martin Fiorino
In a globalised world the intercultural dialogue and the interaction – different from integration - among different peoples and cultures is more and more necessary. The article deals with the issue of interculturality, considered an intelligence to live together in the diversity. The intelligence to do it is found on the basis of an approach to the processes of integration of Latin American countries that must be based on mutual dialogue, learning and enrichment, in...

Dalla direttiva 2011/95/UE alla proposta di Regolamento qualifiche: quale futuro per la protezione internazionale nell’ordinamento UE?

Francesca Perrini
The European Institutions are currently examining a new reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The reform at stake casts many doubts both with reference to the effectiveness of the measures provided in response to the migration phenomenon, and to the guarantees and the protection of the rights of vulnerable categories of migrants involved. In particular, the article makes a comparison between Directive 2011/95 currently in force and the proposal for a Regulation COM...

The National Identity, in the Service of National Identities

Efthymia Lekkou
From the outset, Community law had an absolute authority on national law. The primacy of the EU law has always been one of its fundamental characteristics which ensures its uniform application on the territory of the Member States. The respect of the national identity, introduced to the primary law since the treaty of Maastricht, aims to give a margin of discretion to MS and to counterbalance the effects of the integration. The process of exceptional...

Mandato di arresto europeo e protezione dei diritti umani: problemi irrisolti e “incoraggianti” sviluppi giurisprudenziali

Lina Panella
The article deals with the problem of the relationship between the European Arrest Warrant and the protection of Human Rights. By the analysis of the most important European Court’s cases-law in this subject, it is possible to note a new sensitivity for human rights. Despite comforting developments, many problems are unresolved and mostly the discretion margin of States is always too large.

Le frontiere fisiche e le frontiere del diritto dell’Unione europea nei Territori d’oltremare e negli altri Territori speciali: limite o opportunità per l’integrazione europea?

Luigimaria Riccardi
The article aims to highlight the relationship between the European Union and the Overseas Territorial Entities (Outermost Regions, Overseas Countries and Territories and sui generis territories), which is characterized by two dynamic elements: on the one hand, European Integration and, on the other hand, social and economic territorial differentiation. The incidence of European Union Citizenship and the relationship that all these territories enjoy with the Single Market point to a subtle balance which sometimes makes...

Us and Them: Restricting EU Citizenship Rights Through the Notion of Social Integration

Stefano Montaldo
The article addresses the impact of the concept of social integration on the European Union citizenship regime. Despite the lack of a clear legal definition, integration is gradually becoming a key cross-cutting category of EU law. The degree of integration in the host society influences the intensity of protection granted by EU law, as Member States often resort to forms of integration conditionality to protect their core interests. The analysis contends that recent Court of...

European Judicial Space and Diplomatic Relations: A Uniform Conflict of Law Issue?

Stefano Dominelli
Undeniably, Public and Private international law have common roots, and courts have dwelled on a number of occasions whether or not they can apply the law of a State that is not recognised, or with whom the State of the forum has ended international relations. To answer this question, I juxtapose public and private international law concepts such as “Statehood” and “State” to identify possible conundrums and interplays of the two fields. In light of...

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