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The Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (REMI) was launched in 1985 by Gildas Simon. It publishes both empirical and theoretical research works related to international migrations and interethnic relations. While Europe remains the spatial framework of reference, the journal is also opened to other areas and migratory systems throughout the world.

The REMI delivers four issues per year and is available in full text on OpenEdition, with a restriction period of one year. Editions released prior to 2002 are online in their full version on the Persée website.
As part of the commercial circulation agreement between CLEO and, the latest editions of the journal are available via pay-per-view access on the Cairn portal and Cairn International.
The journal is edited by the University of Poitiers with the support of the INSHS of CNRS. The steering committee has the responsibility of its realization and delegates this function to the director/s of the journal. The publishing director, also in charge of its legal liability, is the President of the University of Poitiers. The head office of the journal is located at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (The Institute for Human and Social sciences) of Poitiers.

The REMI, as an interdisciplinary journal opened to all social sciences, is an observatory of the diversity and evolution of the migratory systems, of the complexity of international migrations and of social dynamics:
- To consider international migrations research in a multi- and interdisciplinary way. From the different disciplines of the social sciences, such as Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Demography, History, etc., the REMI aims to provide a rich and diversified analysis on the phenomenon of migration.
- To present the perspective of European and international scholars on international migrations.
- To make the contents of the journal available to a wide range of readers (researchers, teachers, students, etc.), and to promote the accessibility of the journal to the Anglophone public through the International Cairn platform.

Latest issue
vol. 36 - n°1 | 2020
Situations de violence et migration

ISBN 979-10-90426-66-5
Edited by Marie-Antoinette Hily and Christian Poiret
Violence and Migration in Contexts
Situaciones de violencia y migración
REMI 36-1 | Situations de violence et migration
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Credits : Alexandra Galitzine-Loumpet

La violence ne peut pas être réduite à des faits objectifs ni appréhendée « objectivement », elle relève aussi de la perception et de l’expérimentation qu’en ont et qu’en font les acteurs dans des situations et des contextes. Elle ne peut pas non plus être seulement appréhendée « subjectivement » comme un phénomène subi : dans leur rapport à ce qui est vécu comme violence, les migrants élaborent des stratégies ou des tactiques d’évitement, de protection, pour faire face aux dangers. Sans directement rendre compte des nombreux usages du concept de violence qui, même adjectivé, violence structurelle, violence institutionnelle, violence interpersonnelle, violence raciste, sexiste, classiste, violence physique, psychologique, symbolique, recouvre un large champ de significations, les auteurspubliés dans le dossier « Situations de violence et migration » questionnent l’inhospitalité et les violences qui affligent les mobilités des hommes et des femmes que ce soit par voie terrestre ou par voie maritime. On retrouvera les problématiques d’entrée en migration, les aléas des routes empruntées et les situations plus ou moins durables d’installation. On retrouvera également la question centrale du rôle de l’État et des logiques administratives et de leurs conséquences sur les populations migrantes.

Violence cannot be reduced to objective facts or apprehended “objectively”; it also depends on the perception and experimentation ofvarious actors facingmany situations and contexts. Neither can it be understood “subjectively” as a phenomenonedured: in their relation to what is experienced as violence, migrants develop strategies, tactics of avoidance, and ways of protecting themselves to facedangers. Without giving a direct account of the many uses of the concept of violence which, even when adjectival, structural violence, institutional violence, interpersonal violence, racist, sexist, classist, physical, psychological and symbolic violence,covering a wide range of meanings, the authors published in theprevious dossier “Violence and Migration in Contexts”have questioned the inhospitality and violence that afflict the mobility of men and women, whether by land or by sea. We will complete the reflexion, in this file, withthe problems of migrationentries, the hazards of the routes taken and the more or less lasting situations of settlements. The central question of the role of the State and administrative logics and their consequences on migrant populations will also be studied.

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