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author: Pierluigi Cervelli (UniversitÓ di Roma La Sapienza (IT))
Security Policies and Forms of Control. A semiotic perspective
language: italianpublication date: August 2012
abstract: The aim of this article is to reflect on the political control of urban space and population mobility, particularly in relation to government measures and regulations governing the management of the hosting camps of the Rom and Sinti within the Municipality of Rome (the so-called "solidarity villages"). To this end, the article develops as a discourse analysis of the number of documents and regulations passed by the Berlusconi government, part of which wasrejected by the Italian
Council of State (November 2011). The thesis of the article is that the new regulations of Rom camps are designed to control the movement of Rom and Sinti, who live in them, however, with the explicit aim of preventing permanent accommodation to people housed in them. From this point of view, the article argues that the measures analyzed create nomadism who declare to be reason to their own needs. The conclusions of the work finally supports the actuality of the reflections on security proposed by Michel Foucault (2004), showing how they can be applied to new fields of research interacting with the concepts and methods of semiotic analysis.
citation information: Pierluigi Cervelli, Politiche della sicurezza e forme del controllo. Una prospettiva semiotica, "Ocula", vol.13, n.13, August 2012. DOI: 10.12977/ocula11