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Ordalies migratoires et cliniques de la révolte. Travail de l'exil et Kulturarbeit.

Abstract : Asylum seekers in Europe undergo a socio-political neglect, being therefore excluded from the pólis’ symbolic order. In this sense, the migration journey can be understood as a “migratory ordeal”. At the crossroads between psycho-analysis, philosophy and sociology, this work proposes a clinical development of the subjective processes underneath the movement of migration, and a reflection about the implications of welcoming or not welcoming politics on civilization. A fundamental strain between hospitality and hostility shapes institutions that should give asylum to those who seek for it: some “processes without subjectivity” (Kaës, 2012b) penetrate such institutions. In order to bring about a work of “psychic exile” (Cherki, 2008), migrant subjects look for “interstitial spaces” in the pólis’ deserted zones. This is the place where this research unfolds, with two militant collectives which organize some forms of welcoming for exiled and homeless people, by means of the occupation of disused buildings. The process of this study involves implementing some psychological duties in those two squats. Through a presentation of such practices, this thesis aims at sketching a theory about the “clinics of revolt”. The sense of those praxis is in the try of shoring a subjective momentum of “allo-generation”, id est, a subject’s attempt of “giving birth” to himself by means of a (good enough) meeting with others, through a struggle to preserve an inhabitable “elsewhere”, in spite of a deathly “here”.
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Gaia Barbieri. Ordalies migratoires et cliniques de la révolte. Travail de l'exil et Kulturarbeit.. Psychologie. Université Lumière Lyon 2, 2020. Français. ⟨tel-03221654v2⟩



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