par Stimmatini, Sofia
Référence Revue européenne des migrations internationales, vol. 39, n°1, page (207-208)
Publication Publié, 2023-03-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This article focuses on the political experience of absence in families of Tunisian harraga who disappeared by migration. This contribution is based on an ethnography conducted in Tunisia with associations of relatives of the missing and on remote exchanges with certain families. Through three ethnographic vignettes, the article shows how exposing one’s own body and photos, translating the words of another mother, and speaking in public construct the process of political subjectivation that calls into question the identity of the relatives who mobilize. This changes the actors’ perception of themselves and their relationship with the disappeared. Collective action and political commitment make the mothers and wives of the missing harraga political subjects involved in the name of the freedom of movement of all individuals.