Simona Taliani

Simona Taliani
Università degli Studi di Torino | UNITO · Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società

PhD

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Introduction
Simona Taliani currently works at the Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società, Università degli Studi di Torino. Simona does research in Medical Anthropology and Psychological Anthropology. Her current projects are 'The mother-line. Migration, motherhood and the Witchcraft State' and "Integra" (Entre a biomedicina e as terapias locais: olhares cruzados sobre a Saúde Mental em Moçambique).
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October 2007 - present
Università degli Studi di Torino
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (35)
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Neste artigo, Simona Taliani tenta abordar uma questão nada simples, sobretudo na Europa e principalmente na França, país em que o debate a respeito da etnopsiquiatria perdeu força a partir da publicação de 1999 de um ataque virulento feito por Didier Fassin contra Tobie Nathan. Embora existam autores que recentemente propuseram considerar as exper...
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On the Predicament of the Daughters and the Resources of Life. Witchcraft Crisis in Nigerian Migration The Nigerian theocratic migration to Europe relies on a spiritual psychology of abundance that within the human trafficking system involves two women. There is an older woman who has the financial resources to bear the travel costs of the younger...
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The aim of the chapter is to analyse a ‘postcolonial archive’ concerning the social production of adoptable migrant children inside western institutions. Even if anthropology has belatedly taken children into account, today these small subjects have finally been put in their proper place: at the crossroads between the public and the private, betwee...
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L’etnopsichiatria italiana, grazie all’ampio progetto disegnato da Ernesto de Martino, aveva avviato un promettente incontro interdisciplinare tra antropologia, psicanalisi, psichiatria e storia delle religioni, non dimenticando che coloro di cui si parlava erano soggetti socialmente marginalizzati, economicamente e culturalmente subalterni, portat...
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Le dernier ouvrage de Joseph Tonda est un essai d’anthropologie de la valeur : valeur de la Chose, de l’objet noir, des corps et esprits noirs, de l’expérience du Noir (comme monde des ténèbres, opposé à la lumière du monde et aux Lumières de l'esprit).
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The article seeks to identify what ‘sensing religion’ means in the context of the migration of Nigerian women. The author reflects on the transformation of a youngster (cadet social) into a ‘fetish-body’ terrified by the experience of constantly being acted by and at the mercy of another who haunts her. She also analyses the production of the fetis...
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“I Could Have Hoped. I Had Every Right to Think that It Could Have Happened Differently”. Fragments on the Migrant Family The aim of the paper is to analyze the “postcolonial archive” concerning the production of adoptable migrant children (or children born from migrant parents) in Europe. Based on their extended ethnographic fieldwork (a long-time...
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Just so stories - This paper will not focus on the transformation of subjects and the making of fetishes in migratory experiences of young Nigerian Women: or, put differently, I am not interested here to present in a coherent manner my main fieldwork in the last years (the Nigerian diaspora in Italy). Instead, my aim is to explore in which way anth...
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L'articolo intende ritornare nel Salento per ripensare le trasformazioni del religioso e dell'economico oggi, in una terra contrassegnata dal lavoro agricolo stagionale che vede protagonisti oggi gli immigrati. A partire dall'opera di Ernesto De Martino, dalle sue "inchieste sulla miseria", la riflessione intede sviluppare i temi dei processi di "c...
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Sebbene l’antropologia si sia occupata tardivamente dei bambini, oggi questi piccoli soggetti sono finalmente collocati nello spazio che spetta loro di diritto: al crocevia tra il pubblico e il privato, il politico e il personale, tra lo Stato e l’‘istinto materno’. Nelle storie di adozione dei figli degli immigrati vanno prese in considerazione le...
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Numerosi lavori negli anni scorsi hanno considerato la possessione nei contesti urbani e migratori (soprattutto in Africa): fra i tanti, quello di Gibbal (1982) in Mali, di Sharp (1993) in Madagascar, di Somer e Saadon (2000) fra immigrate tunisine in Israele, di Speziale ePassalacqua (1998) sulla confraternita Khalwatiyya di Firenze, e fra tutti c...
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In the aftermath of social conflicts and urban violence between autochthons and migrants in Italy in recent years, the question of how to control the growing number of illegal immigrants is increasingly discussed in the language of zero-tolerance anti-crime campaigns. Traffic in women has been a ‘structural’ social reality in the Italian migration...
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Insights of Delusion and Compromised Desires : Thinking Migration with Frantz Fanon Fanon the Caribbean, Fanon the Algerian, Fanon the Negro : expressions used by critics in recent years that risk deforming the image of a single man fraught by contradictions and unresolvable ambivalences. His works captures a state of subjective emergency, an intim...
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Il lavoro si propone di analizzare, a partire da una ricerca di campo durata quattro anni, l'uso dello strumento dell'adozione nei casi di famiglia o nucleo monoparentali immigrati. In particolare, si evidenzia la distorsione nelle valutazioni sociali e psicologiche quando i provvedimenti concernono madri nigeriane capofamiglia e i loro bambini.
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Le linee di rottura che una certa critica fanoniana ha voluto tracciare tra le due opere che aprono e chiudono la sua produzione intellettuale, "Peau noire, masques blancs" e "Les damnés de la terre", rileverebbero due profili disgiunti dell’autore, come una fessura intima tra un ‘prima’ e un ‘dopo’. Fanon il Martinicano, Fanon l’Algerino, Fanon il...
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English The refugee’s situation forces the clinician as well as the social worker to confront with a specifically political horizon. This refers to the violence of history, the painful heritage of colonialism and the disputed expressions of citizenship and sovereignty which are now differentiated and guaranteed in different ways (Ong). This work st...
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A credible past and a shameless body: history, violence and repetition in the lives of asylum seekers women in Italy If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it's because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relatio between knowing and not knowing.
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Possession cults often proliferate during times of dramatic social and cultural changes (colonisation, evangelisa tion, war, etc.). The transitional and collective meaning of this phenomenon received many interpretations. On the other hand, not much attention was paid to the individual experience of change, to doubt, and to contradictory attitudes...
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In West Africa, where infant and child mortality is rife, expectations about the normal sequence of life and death (which posit complex relations between children, the wilderness and the invisible world inhabited by ancestors, spirits and deities) are often disrupted. Mainly based on fieldwork in South Cameroon, this article discusses the ways in w...

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Projects (2)
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- to explore the link between family and migration process: motherhoood, kinship and kinlessness - to analyse the reality of Nigerian mothers in Italy, starting from their separation from their babies by Italian State - to collect emic rapresentation of the State as a Witcraft State