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Type: Book chapter
Title: Temporary migration and the shortcomings of citizenship: The case of female circular migration from Romania to Italy
Author: Ottonelli, V.
Torresi, T.
Citation: Impact of Circular Migration on Human, Political and Civic Rights. A Global Perspective, 2016 / Solé, C., Parella, S., Nita, S. (ed./s), Ch.8, pp.153-172
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Switzerland
Issue Date: 2016
Series/Report no.: United Nations University Series on Regionalism; 12
ISBN: 3319288946
Editor: Solé, C.
Parella, S.
Nita, S.
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Valeria Ottonelli and Tiziana Torresi
Abstract: In this chapter we analyze and discuss a specifi c kind of circular migration, which is oriented to return and whose rationale and goals imply that migrants do not seek, and indeed actively avoid, any sort of involvement and investment in the receiving society. We show that neither the traditional notion of national citizenship, nor the more fl exible notion of post-national citizenship can accommodate the life plans and address the specifi c vulnerabilities of this special category of migrants. As an illustration of the phenomenology of this kind of migratory practices, and of the normative issues they raise, we refer to the case of circular migration of Romanian domestic and care workers in Italy. In order to tackle the specifi c needs and plans of these migrants, we suggest, we had better put aside the language of equal citizenship and of citizenship rights, and envision instead special rights meant to facilitate their unorthodox life projects.
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28896-3_8
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