Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography SASA vol 63, no. 3 (2015) - online edition
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Uršula Lipovec Čebron,

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Accepted for publication by the reference of academician Vojislav Stanovčić, at meeting of the Department of Social Sciences SASA, November 17. 2015.

 

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BELGRADE 2015

 

 

Topic of the Issue – Research of Migrations
Temа brojа – Istraživanje migracija

 

Authors names
Imena autora
Publication title in English and Serbian language
Naslov rada na engleskom i srpskom jeziku

The Reproduction of Borders and the Contagiousness of Illegalisation: A Case of a Belgrade Youth Hostel

Povratak u Srbiju: životne priče remigranata iz SAD od početka 21. veka do danas

pp. 623-639;
EMAILS: marta.stojic@ei.sanu.ac.rs / ela_je@hotmail.com
DOI
: 10.2298/GEI1503623S;UDC:314.7(497.11)"20"
ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION:19/10/2015


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Abstract
For the past couple of years, Serbia has become a transit country for the ever increasing number of migrants from Africa and Asia, travelling towards the EU. As part of the process of approaching the EU – first achieving the liberalisation of the visa
regime for entry into the Schengen area in 2009 and then getting the official status of a candidate member in 2012 – Serbia needed to harmonise its policies with those of the EU, especially in the areas of border control and migration management. As a result, Serbia adopted a series of laws and policies which effectively illegalise migrants. In this paper, we first look into how migrant “illegality” is produced by Serbian migration legislation and policy, and second, we look at the consequences of this illegalisation. The first set of consequences are those that are felt by migrants themselves, as they are its principle target. The second set of consequences affects those persons that come into contact with the illegalised migrants. We speak of contagiousness of illegalisation, which affects those people who are providing professional services to illegalised persons. Under the treat of possible criminalisation, pressure is put on them to conduct “legality” checks and thus reproduce borders far away from the actual state border. We look particularly at reproduction of borders in the area of accommodation of migrants, taking as a case study a Belgrade youth hostel.

Key words: migrants, illegalisation, contagiousness of illegality, criminalisation, crimigration, reproduction of borders, Serbia, Belgrade, youth hostel.

 

Sažetak
Tokom poslednjih nekoliko godina Srbija je postala tranzitna zemlja za sve veći broj
migranata koji iz Afrike i Azije putuju ka EU. U okviru procesa približavanja EU – najpre putem postizanja liberalizacije viznog režima za ulazak u zonu važenja Šengenskog sporazuma 2009. godine, a onda i zadobijanjem statusa zemlje – kandidata za članstvo u 2012. godini – Srbija je trebalo da usaglasi svoje politike sa onima koje postoje u EU, naročito u oblasti kontrole granica i upravljanja migracijama. Kao rezultat ovoga, Srbija je usvojila niz zakona i praktičnih politika koje efektivno ilegalizuju migrante. U prvom delu rada posmatramo kako se „ilegalnost“ migranata proizvodi zakonodavstvom i praktičnim politikama u Srbiji, a zatim pratimo posledice ove ilegalizacije. Prvi niz posledica predstavljaju one koje osećaju sami migranti, kao njihova primarna meta. Drugi niz posledica su one koje utiču na osobe koje stupaju u kontakt sa ilegalizovanim migrantima. U tom smislu govorimo o zaraznosti ilegalizacije, budući da ona utiče na ljude koji u skladu sa svojom poslovnom delatnošću pružaju usluge ilegalizovanim osobama. Pod pretnjom moguće kriminalizacije, na njih se stavlja pritisak da sprovode kontrolu „legalnosti“ i tako reprodukuju granice daleko od stvarnih državnih granica. Na primeru jednog beogradskog hostela posebno se fikusiramo na reprodukovanje granica u oblasti obezbeđivanja smeštaja migrantima.

Ključne reči: migrant, ilegalizacija, zaraznost ilegalnosti, kriminalizacija, reprodukovanje granica.

 

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