Spazi marginali, terreni della resistenza: Messina e le sue baracche/Marginal spaces, lands of resistance: Messina and Its barracks

Pietro Saitta


Through the historical reconstruction of the events following the big 1908 earthquake, the article observes the process of formation of a subaltern class in the city of Messina, the phenomena of space appropriation by the same class and some elementary forms of resistance shown by individuals and groups. The thesis maintained is that subaltern spaces placed at the border between legality and illegality hide political and economical forms of enactment that  actively oppose the standardized and globalized practices of social intervention under neoliberalism, and thus represent an object that escapes hegemonic simplifications made popular by the current discourse on order.


Space; Southern Italy; Resistance; Neoliberalism; Urban Conflict

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