“The risk of Death is physical, biological and social phenomena. Death as social phenomena remains present in society and is handled symbolically after life is over. ... More turns those who complete a journey successfully into ‘survivors’. This term – unlike definitions such as ‘irregular’ or ‘illegal’ – evokes humanitarian feelings of compassion; however, it does not evoke the idea of a recognition of rights besides that to life. Therefore, pretty much like ‘irregular’ or ‘illegal’, it contributes to a symbolic inferiorization of migrants.“ (Cuttitta et al. 2020: 37).
Cuttitta, Paolo, Jana Häberlein and Polly Pallister-Wilkins. 2020. „Various Paolo Cuttitta, Jana Häberlein and Polly Pallister-Wilkins differentiate multiple actors connected to border death, as well as with "what could be seen as its counterpart: survival (from the survivors’ perspective) or rescue (from the rescuers’ perspective).“ (Cuttitta et al. 2020: 35). They outline the following actors: migrants (survivors), migrant's relatives and friends, news media, researchers, artists, religious ministers etc., state... More. The Border Death is physical, biological and social phenomena. Death as social phenomena remains present in society and is handled symbolically after life is over. ... More Regime“. In Border Deaths. Causes, Dynamics and Consequences of Migration-related Mortality. Paolo Cuttitta and Tamara Last eds. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 35-51.