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Une place marchande cosmopolite. Dynamiques migratoires et circulations commerciales à Naples.

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to analyse, in light of the case of Naples, emerging issues related to the migratory dynamics in southern Europe. While Naples has been conventionally represented as a space of transit for immigrants directed to the northern regions of Italy and Europe, the city appears today to be a place of multiple practices of mobility, and particularly of practices of transnational trade capable of interconnecting distant Mediterranean and European regions. Drawing on direct observation and semi-structured interviews, the research investigates the socio-spatial organisation of Naples as a transnational marketplace alongside the trajectories of the migrants involved in these phenomena. It is showed the way in which mobility practices that are enacted by migrants have structuring effects on the trading places and the spaces of movement: in particular, it is argued that these practices give rise to emerging patterns of ‘re-territorialisation' and everyday cosmopolitanism. Furthermore, it is also showed the way in which mobility practices are socially relevant phenomena in that they allow migrants to pursue strategies of social advancement. Nevertheless, evidence shows that such strategies are unevenly successful and that individual trajectories are highly differentiated.
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Camille Schmoll. Une place marchande cosmopolite. Dynamiques migratoires et circulations commerciales à Naples.. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00548903⟩

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