Undocumented bodies, burned identities: refugees, sans papiers, harraga — when things fall apart

@article{Beneduce2008UndocumentedBB,
  title={Undocumented bodies, burned identities: refugees, sans papiers, harraga — when things fall apart},
  author={Roberto Beneduce},
  journal={Social Science Information},
  year={2008},
  volume={47},
  pages={505 - 527}
}
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