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Ethical brokerage and self-fashioning in Italian immigration bureaucracy

Tuckett, Anna (2018) Ethical brokerage and self-fashioning in Italian immigration bureaucracy. Critique of Anthropology, 38 (4). ISSN 0308-275X

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0308275X18775199


In increasingly bureaucratised immigration regimes, experts who can assist migrants in their navigation of immigration law are in high demand. This article examines the role of community brokers – migrants who are self-styled immigration advisers – within the Italian immigration regime. Contributing to recent anthropological work which challenges the common characterisation of brokers as immoral or amoral, I show how becoming a migration broker is rooted in ethical projects of self-betterment that enable migrants to challenge their legally and economically marginalised position in Italian society.

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Additional Information: © 2018 by SAGE Publications
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:27
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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