In recent years migration has become one of the most significant aspects of present-day society, at the level of legislation, in political debate, and in the social and cultural imagination. In this dispersion and contradiction of interests the concrete reality of the migrants themselves (the real persons and their stories) tends to disappear to the point of not being recognized as a “transversal people” with inviolable human rights. Citizenship epidemiology is proposed as an operative tool that can give them back genuine visibility, which is the premise for them being able to enjoy their rights.only subscribers can see the full article
The homeless are the most obvious category of extreme poverty.
They are increasing in Italy and the western world: as well as alcoholics, drug addicts and those with psychiatric problems, there are new social figures from the categories of foreign migrants and newly poor
Italians. When the hopes of the former come to nothing, the street is the definitive sign of their failure; among the latter, there are many fathers who have lost their jobs and then their homes. Among migrants, refugees and political refugees, b ut also the Romas, enjoy greater assistance, but at the price of reduced overall freedom. Policies for the homeless require finding homes, which are the starting point for any possible progress. A fixed domicile, even just for purposes of registration, is essential for the exercise of some fundamental
rights. The response is inadequate, dealing mainly with urgent
questions and emergencies, much less on organizing forward-looking
measures that could bring about the necessary social integration.
The lack of assistance encourages repressive attitudes that increase the
seriousness of the problems and the underlying economic-social
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