Vol. 20 No. 1 (2022): n° 1 gennaio-giugno 2022
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Educare a identità multiple. Il ruolo cruciale delle madri migranti arabo-musulmane nel prevenire la radicalizzazione

Alessandra Mussi
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca
Published July 6, 2022
Keywords
  • radicalization,
  • multiple identities,
  • cultural transmission,
  • Arab women,
  • families with immigrant background
How to Cite
Mussi, A. (2022). Educare a identità multiple. Il ruolo cruciale delle madri migranti arabo-musulmane nel prevenire la radicalizzazione. Rivista Italiana Di Educazione Familiare, 20(1), 183-195. https://doi.org/10.36253/rief-10557

Abstract

Radicalization is a fairly recent issue of pedagogical reflection that can make a contribution in particular on the subjective, psychological and identity dimensions. The paper focuses on the analysis of the identity dimension, starting from a conceptualization of identity in a processual, dynamic, multiple perspective. It is then highlighted how the families with an immigrant background are in a position of risk but also of possibility within the dynamics of belonging/identity. Theoretical references on a culturally-informed concept of family and gender roles, together with data emerging from an ethnographic research conducted in Milan with immigrant mothers of Arab-Muslim origin, show how the latter can implement creative strategies of cultural transmission and education to multiple identities able to prevent radicalization. Supporting the mothers and their strategies is an important pedagogical, political and social task that requires adequate parenting support initiatives.

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