Roma, ideali rettilinei e poesia urbana

Eur, dove la Roma che scopriamo è degna di un set cinematografico, un set creato e organizzato per un film girato di più per un film girato più di 70 anni fa. Questo film è stato il fascismo, e il suo creatore, regista, sceneggiatore e attore principale era nientemeno che Benito Mussolini. Gli elementi fascisti della piazza sono monotoni, pretenziosi, rude rudi e massicci. Il luogo era solo puro oggetto di propaganda, un modello politico d’arte un modello di arte politica che cerca di mettere insieme i le tre Roma (Romana, Cattolica pontificia e fascista romana, Cattolica pontificia e fascista) e di presentare il Duce come il nuovo Augusto.
Affini e antitetici, critiche di sul potere, spesso intenzionalmente ironiche, celebrazioni delle gesta di calcio di Roma per Lazio delle prodezze calcistiche della Roma sulla Lazio e viceversa, dichiarazioni d’amore pieni piene di poesia o più semplicistiche, ma anche iscrizioni offensive, a volte fascisti fasciste o razzisti razziste, i muri di Roma sono una superficie infinita su cui il cittadino romano si esprime fin dai tempi di Cesare.
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Sociologia, carcere e l’ordine sociale2


Sociology, prison and social order2-“… when thinkers aim at “unsettling the present” rather than grounding their critical approach in a search for universal Progress, they break with the abolitionist stance and with its miserabilist tendency to reduce reality to squalor, to view people as victims, and to “compress” reality under the seal of suffering. (…) It is the strength, the solidity and the simultaneity of the various dimensions of this transversal detour and conversely, its ability to test the basic tenets of criminal justice that will enable us to assess the “utility” of the qualitative sociology of prisons.” Continue reading

È il femminismo occidentale islamofobico?


La mia amica Sabrina Bozkurt my friend

Is western feminism Islamophobic? Le féminisme occidental est-il islamophobe?
“Oggi, la partecipazione delle donne in Medio Oriente e Nord Africa in molti forum internazionali è ancora basso o inesistente. Più preoccupante, le loro voci sono spesso messe a tacere dalle voci di femministe occidentali, in particolare quelli che raccomandano – e, occasionalmente, cercando di imporre – una forma universale del femminismo: il femminismo secolare.” Tania Ildefonso Ocampos

“Today, the participation of Middle Eastern and North African women in many international forums is still nonexistent or low. Most worrisome, their voices are often silenced by the voices of Western feminists, particularly by those who advocate – and on occasions attempt to impose – a universal brand of feminism: secular feminism.” Tania Ildefonso Ocampos

“Aujourd’hui, la participation des femmes du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord dans de nombreux forums internationaux est encore faible ou inexistante. Plus inquiétant encore, leurs voix sont souvent réduites au silence par les voix des féministes occidentales, en particulier par celles qui préconisent – et à l’occasion tentent d’imposer – une forme universelle du féminisme: le féminisme laïque.” Tania Ildefonso Ocampos

Tania Ildefonso Ocampos’ entire article is here :

Sociologia, carcere e l’ordine sociale1 (ing. e fr.).


Sociology, prison and social order1 – “…A. Chauvenet has recently revisited the articulation between micro- and macro- aspects, with an extremely stimulating analysis of social relations in prison, showing confinement for what it is: a defensive warring system which, instead of manning the borders and warding off an enemy from outside, is built into the socio-political and spatial fabric and is aimed at the enemy from within, shut up behind walls and unable to leave as long as the justice system has not decided otherwise.” Continue reading

Grammatica della criminalizzazione.2

Mo Tuncay

Mo Tuncay

I principi della morale e della legislazione. Grammar of criminalisation 2 / “It is clear that both the critiques of the notion of ‘crime’ as infraction and the critiques of the malign neglect of the interests and needs of victims and communities contain a problematization of heteronomy or forces beyond those in conflict. (…) the arguments here are not built on factual aspects of the enforcement of a legal order, which are used to suggest that the continued use of punishment represents an irrational pursuit of documented harmful failures. Rather, the arguments are about the unjustifiable violence of any form of institutionalized retribution.  Continue reading

Crimine come un oggetto sociale?


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Grammatica della criminalizzazione.1 Crimine ed altre diaboliche invenzioni.  Crime’ as a descriptive value? Grammar of criminalisation 1 – The complexity of abolitionist ends resides not only in the fact that prison, penal and carceral abolitionism cohabitates discursively, but that they are also at times either less or more than normative and programmatic discourses concerning the prisons, retribution and confinement. This is further illustrated in the variable set of historical abolitions that abolitionists regularly list. Among these achievements we find slavery, witch burning, the Roman Empire, the abolition of closed psychiatric institutions in Italy, the legalization of gay marriage, the fall of the Iron Curtain, the abolition of bortsals and of forced labour for alcoholic vagrants in Norway, and the 1972 abolition of Massachusetts’ youth reform schools. Continue reading

Confini nazionali e frontiere istuzionali (ing. & fr.)


The IOM insists that effective border management is integral to the wider aim of migration management. As such, it calls for states to adopt, develop, and improve what it calls border management systems. The aim of such systems, we are told, is twofold. They must both “facilitate bonafide travellers, providing a welcoming and efficient gateway to the state” and also “provide a barrier and disincentive to entry for those seeking to circumvent migration laws”. It is this difficult task of reconciling principles of efficiency, mobility, and speed with a particular vision of security and control that lies at the heart of the problem of border management. Continue reading