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Oltre la frontiera: rappresentazioni e immaginari geografici di volontariə a Lampedusa

Giovanna Di Matteo


Lampedusa is an emblematic place of migration in the Mediterranean basin. This is due to the process of borderscaping constructed by the passage of migrants, the narratives on their arrivals, the national and international policies and the interventions of NGOs and volunteers who cross the island space. I will reconstruct how volunteer tourists’ experiences can give voice to alternative narratives beyond the monolithic one of the migration islands. Lampedusa becomes a space for building bonds and relationships. Furthermore, I will reflect on the restitution of my research in a context which involves mobile people and a global pandemic.


borderscape; migration; volunteer tourism; representation of space; Lampedusa.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/gn-2021-002-matt


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Geography Notebooks / Quaderni di Geografia / Cahiers de Géographie / Cuadernos de Geografía
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Online ISSN 2611-7207 - Print ISSN 2611-7193

Editor in Chief: Dino Gavinelli
Editorial Board: Valerio Bini (Università degli Studi di Milano) - Alice Dal Borgo (Università degli Studi di Milano) - Carla Ferrario (Università del Piemonte Orientale) - Giuseppe Gambazza (Università degli Studi di Milano) - Sara Giovansana (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Marco Maggioli (IULM Milano) - Giampietro Mazza (Università degli Studi di Genova) - Giovanni Messina (Università degli Studi di Messina) - Monica Morazzoni (IULM Milano) - Marcello Tanca (Università degli Studi di Cagliari) - Giacomo Zanolin (Università degli Studi di Genova) - Giovanna Zavettieri (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata).
Scientific Committee: Matteo Bolocan Goldstein (Politecnico di Milano) - Stefano De Rubertis (Università degli Studi del Salento) - Elena Dell'Agnese (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca) - Philippe Duhamel (Université d'Angers) - Agustin Gamir Orueta (Universidad Carlo III de Madrid) - Fiona Haslam McKenzie (University of Western Australia) - Antoine Leblanc (Université du littoral Côte d'Opale) - Guy Mercier (Université Laval, Quebec) - Paolo Molinari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) - Valerià Paül Carril (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela) - Ana Pejdo (University of Zadar) - Shenzhen Tian (Liaoning Normal University) - Jorge Virchez (Laurentian University of Sudbury).

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