Ilaria Penzo

Diaspora and deviance: an etnographical research on the subcultures of irregular migrations from west-Africa

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Keywords: West Africa, Cultural Criminology, Crimmigration.

This article analyses the links between crimes attributed to West African migrants in Italian statistics and the global upswing in political struggles by African and Afro-descendant communities, through an ethnographic research based on participant observation, biographical interviews and a post-colonial interpretation of the European governance of migrations. Crimes of West Africans are here analysed as types of deviance related to a West African youth subculture rebelling against mechanisms of control and criminalization by African and European elites.

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