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In this chapter, the author examines the emergence of the expression “migrant crisis” in the French public debate in 2015. This “migrant crisis” can be considered as the product of a crisis in migration and asylum policies that led to an externalition of the treatment of asylum-seekers and that resulted in their being forced into a migrant condition. Using a field survey carried out in 2007, in which she interviewed asylum-seekers living in Ile-de-France, and drawing on work in the fields of social science and psychoanalysis, the author develops several aspects of this migration policy crisis and investigates their impacts in terms of individual and social trauma.
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