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"Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post) crisis Europe" Project

From Félicien de Heusch

The Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) and the ERC funded projet "Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post) crisis Europe" (MiTSoPro) are delighted to announce the last publication of REMI journal "COVID-19, migrations et parcours. Des mobilités aux prismes de l’immobilité : paradoxes et réalités" and the co-authored paper by Félicien de Heusch, Carole Wenger and Jean-Michel Lafleur (2022):

"États et diasporas face à la mort en migration : une analyse comparée des cas sénégalais et tunisien avant et pendant la pandémie de la COVID-19"

You can get free access to the paper until october 19th here:

The Abstract in English:

How do states of origin and their diasporas position themselves in relation to the “right” to body repatriation? By articulating the literature on “death and migration” with the corpus on diasporas and transnationalism, this paper analyzes the relationship between emigrants and the authorities of their country of origin through the prism of death. This study is based on a comparative survey of body repatriation policies in twelve states and on ethnographic fieldwork on the mobilization of Senegalese and Tunisian emigrants' associative networks around the “right” to body repatriation before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. By proposing the notion of a double rejection of “COVID bodies” by the States of residence and origin during the pandemic, this article mobilizes the concept of moral economy in the analysis of diaspora policies.



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