International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Erasing migrants as a migration policy?
Giulia Maria Gallotta

This essay try to analyze the use of the word “migrant” in the EU Commission New Pact on Migration and Asylum in the light of Simmel‟s concept of foreigner and Fanon‟s one of depersonalization. The hypothesis is that the use of the word “migrant” is functional to a progressive strategy of erasing migrant individualities and their stories to facilitate an increasing closure of the EU and its Member States to any new arrivals.

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