The Place of the Dead in the Mediterranean. A Sicilian Experience
Keywords:EU border deaths, identification, database, shared humanity, hospitality
Death during the journey to Europe is both a spectre hanging over border crossers and a concrete reality. It is also a very present issue within the society that finds itself forced to deal with these inert bodies. Drawing on a field study has been conducted since January 2018, we focus here on how the bodies found at sea and taken to the port of Catania (Sicily) are managed, exploring both their itinerary and how a small group of people from the city has become involved in a project to give them a name and a biography.
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Published by Transnational Press London