Welcome to the UPF Digital Repository

Harraga and Europe: the emotional geographies of undocumented migrants in Tunisian filmmaking

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Rivera Escartin, Adrià
dc.contributor.author Johansson-Nogués, Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-21T12:54:54Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Rivera-Escartin A, Johansson-Nogués E. Harraga and Europe: the emotional geographies of undocumented migrants in Tunisian filmmaking. Political Geography. 2022 Apr;94:102580. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102580
dc.identifier.issn 0962-6298
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54931
dc.description.abstract European concern over undocumented migration is conventionally told as a story of unwitting migrants risking their lives to reach the European shores to escape poverty and/or war. We are interested in further opening up and contributing to a more nuanced discussion of the multiple drivers behind migration though a focus on emotions. We do so by mapping out the emotional geographies of Tunisian harraga captured by five Tunisian filmmakers. Our visual analysis of the Tunisian harraga as transmitted by the documentaries and feature films reveals that the migrant’s journey across the Mediterranean is motivated by a set of complex and contradictory emotions. Hopes for a better future in the form of individual and societal dignity are mixed up with fear of the dangers of the crossing and of bringing shame to the family. We find that the migrant’s desire to up and leave their home country is propelled by the differential between the emotions tied to our-place and their-place.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by project “Visions and practices of geopolitics in the European Union and its neighborhood” (VISIONS) [grant number CSO2017-82622-P]; Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Spain. This article is within the framework of the PhD program Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at UAB.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Political Geography. 2022 Apr;94:102580
dc.rights © Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102580
dc.title Harraga and Europe: the emotional geographies of undocumented migrants in Tunisian filmmaking
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102580
dc.subject.keyword Undocumented migration
dc.subject.keyword Tunisia
dc.subject.keyword Europe
dc.subject.keyword Emotional geographies
dc.subject.keyword Films
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/CSO2017-82622-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.embargo.liftdate 2024-04-01
dc.date.embargoEnd info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2024-04-01

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace

Advanced Search


My Account


Compliant to Partaking