The long open out. The humiliation of identity
in the italian detention centres
Ten years after their institution in 1998, the immigration detention camps are still in the focus of the Italian political debate. This article collects life stories from the camp of Turin, casting light on the complex reality of the administrative detention. The sociological analysis gives us back the most often neglected point of view of the actor, the immigrant, and underlines the consequences of the detention on personal identity.