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Press discourses on Roma in the UK, Finland and Hungary.

Yuval-Davis, N., Varjú, V., Tervonen, M., Hakim, J. and Fathi, M., 2017. Press discourses on Roma in the UK, Finland and Hungary. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (7), 1151-1169.

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DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1267379


This article analyses the political and media discourses on Roma in Hungary, Finland and the UK, in relation to the local Roma in these countries as well as those who migrated from Central and Eastern Europe countries following the fall of communism. The authors have analysed left of centre and right of centre major newspapers in these three countries, focusing on specific case studies which were the foci of public debates during the last two decades. We also examined a common case study in 2013 (“blond Maria”) that was discussed throughout Europe. In each news paper, the constructions of Roma, local and migrant, and the changes to related discourses over the period were studied. In conclusion, we examine the multi-layered processes of social and political borderings in Europe which dominate discourses on Roma, “indigenous” and migrant, and the extent to which they constitute a coherent “European” construction of “the Roma”.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Special Issue: Racialized Bordering Discourses on European Roma.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Roma; Hungary; Finland; UK; bordering; press analysis
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:28046
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:20 Mar 2017 10:59
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:03


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