La posta in gioco dei diritti delle donne migranti nell’Unione europea. Schiavitù, prostituzione e traffico di donne. (Ing. & Fr.)

The Challenges of Framing Women Migrants’ Rights in the European Union

In all countries of the European Union domestic work performed by migrant women, often in an irregular legal status, is increasing. Many workers face poor living and exploitative working conditions. Over the last decades, migrant domestic workers and advocacy organizations have developed multi-level strategies to improve those living and working conditions. In the contribution different and sometimes contradicting strategies of how a European network of migrant domestic workers and other actors mobilize will be identified and analyzed. It will be argued that the resonance the network achieved in the European Union was ambivalent and encompassed unintended consequences : On the one hand it allowed structural access to EU policy makers but on the other hand it narrowed down the political opportunities due to a fusion of migration policies and security policies. Continue reading

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Il contributo delle scienze sociali all’umanesimo della civiltà tecnologica (Fr. & Ing.)

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The contribution of social sciences to our ‘technical civilisation humanism. It is questionable whether social phenomena enjoy a significant degree of reality or if some of them refer to an illusion, a collective phantasmagoria. (…)Yet mystification is also a human action. Technological civilisation is not a distinct civilisation (…) humanisation of social life is not the task of merely one profession. It depends on all human beings and on all sciences. Humanising the technological civilisation involves firstly to place it in the global history of mankind perspective; it also involves analysis and understanding the dynamics of its establishment and of its functioning. Consequently, in any case it involves knowing.” Translated by myself. Unesco, Claude Levi-Strauss, Titre original: « L’apport des sciences sociales à l’humanisme de la civilisation technique ». Continue reading