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The Case of Ahmad Shamieh’s Campaign against Dublin Deportation: Embodiment of Political Violence and Community Care †

Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
This paper is dedicated to all antideportation fighters, who fight against their own or other people’s deportations. It is also dedicated to the eternal memory of the squat Autonomous Factory Rog (2006–2021), which was brutally evicted just when I finished the writing.
Academic Editors: Shulamit Ramon, Darja Zaviršek and Andreas Pickel
Soc. Sci. 2021, 10(5), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10050154
Received: 10 February 2021 / Revised: 13 April 2021 / Accepted: 23 April 2021 / Published: 27 April 2021
Differently from studies that analyze antideportation struggles in relation to concepts of state sovereignty and (un)making of citizenship, this paper focuses more on intersection of politics and body. It discusses struggle for the “place in the world” as an embodied experience. Ahmad Shamieh came to Slovenia in 2016 through the humanitarian corridor on the Balkan route. The Slovene Ministry of the Interior refused to examine his asylum claim and instead issued him a Dublin Regulation decision, stating that he was to be deported to Croatia. Ahmad’s and his supporters’ legal and political struggle, which lasted several years, prevented his deportation. In contrast to state’s politics of exclusion, causing dehumanization and traumatization the grassroots community struggle developed the politics of inclusion, solidarity and care from below, in practice transforming the conditions of belonging. View Full-Text
Keywords: solidarity; deportability trauma; refugees; migrant struggle; Dublin regulation; Slovenia; autonomous factory Rog; squat; embodiment; radical politics solidarity; deportability trauma; refugees; migrant struggle; Dublin regulation; Slovenia; autonomous factory Rog; squat; embodiment; radical politics
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Zorn, J. The Case of Ahmad Shamieh’s Campaign against Dublin Deportation: Embodiment of Political Violence and Community Care. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10050154

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Zorn J. The Case of Ahmad Shamieh’s Campaign against Dublin Deportation: Embodiment of Political Violence and Community Care. Social Sciences. 2021; 10(5):154. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10050154

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Zorn, Jelka. 2021. "The Case of Ahmad Shamieh’s Campaign against Dublin Deportation: Embodiment of Political Violence and Community Care" Social Sciences 10, no. 5: 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10050154

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