Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and Political Discourses of Migration
Author: Amanda Haynes,James Carr,Eoin Devereux,Martin J. Power,Aileen Dillane
Pages: 288
ISBN: 178348327X
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and Political Discourses of Migration
Author: James Carr,Eoin Devereux,Amanda Haynes,Aileen Dillane,Martin J. Power
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1783483288
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe

The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe
Author: U. Korkut,G. Bucken-Knapp,A. McGarry,J. Hinnfors,H. Drake
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781137310903
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Release: 2013-07-31
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe. It brings together empirical analysis of immigration both topically and contextually, and interprets such empirical evidence with the use of policy and discursive analyses as methodological tools. Thematically, this volume focuses on how discourse and politics operate in issue areas as varied as immigrant integration and multilevel governance, Roma immigration and their respective securitization, the uses of language in determination of asylum applications, gendered immigrants in informal economy, perceptions of integration by the migrants, economic interests and economic nationalism stimulating immigration choices, ideology and entry policies, and asylum processes and the institutional evolution of immigration systems. These issues are analyzed with empirical evidence investigating the discursive formulation of immigration systems in political contexts such as the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, Scandinavian states, and Finland.

Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and Political Discourses of Migration
Author: Amanda Haynes,Martin J. Power,Eoin Devereux,Aileen Dillane,James Carr
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781783483297
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Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

Migration and Media

Migration and Media
Author: Lorella Viola,Andreas Musolff
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9789027262707
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Release: 2019-03-15
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The socio-discursive landscape surrounding the migration debate is characterised by a growing sense of crisis in both personal and collective identities. From this viewpoint, discourses about immigration are also always attempts at reconstructing the threatened ‘home identity’ of the respective host society. It is such attempts at reasserting identity-in-crisis (due to migration) that are the focus of the volume Migration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis. This four-part book explores the representational strategies used to frame current migration debates as crises of identity, collective and individual. It features fourteen case-studies of varying sets of data including print media texts, TV broadcasts, online forums, politicians’ speeches, legal and administrative texts, and oral narratives, drawn from discourses in a range of languages – Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Ukrainian – , and it employs different discourse-analytical methods, such as Argumentation and Metaphor Analysis, Gendered Language Studies, Corpus-assisted Semantics and Pragmatics, and Proximization Theory. Such a diverse range of sources, languages, and approaches provides innovative methodological and theoretical analysis on migration and identity which will be of interest to scholars, students, and policy makers working in the fields of migration studies, media studies, identity studies, and social and public policy.

Asylum Policy Boat People and Political Discourse

Asylum Policy  Boat People and Political Discourse
Author: Irial Glynn
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781137517333
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Release: 2016-06-11
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book compares the policies of Australia and Italy towards boat people who have arrived in the two countries since the early 1990s. While the regular and varied inflow of immigrants arriving at national airports, ferry terminals and train stations is seldom witnessed by the public, the arrival of boat people is often played out in the media and consequently attracts disproportionate political and public attention. Both Australia and Italy faced similar dilemmas, but the nature of political debate on the issue, the types of strategies introduced, and the effects that policy changes had on boat people diverged considerably. This book argues that contrasting migration path dependencies, disparate political values within the Left, and varying international obligations best explain the different approaches taken by the two countries to boat people.

Representations of War Migration and Refugeehood

Representations of War  Migration  and Refugeehood
Author: Daniel H. Rellstab,Christiane Schlote
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781134656769
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Release: 2014-09-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

War, migration, and refugeehood are inextricably linked and the complex nature of all three phenomena offers profound opportunities for representation and misrepresentation. This volume brings together international contributors and practitioners from a wide range of fields, practices, and backgrounds to explore and problematize textual and visual inscriptions of war and migration in the arts, the media, and in academic, public, and political discourses. The essays in this collection address the academic and political interest in representations of the migrant and the refugee, and examine the constructed nature of categories and concepts such as ‘war,’ ‘refuge(e),’ ‘victim,’ ‘border,’ ‘home,’ ‘non-place,’ and ‘dis/location.’ Contributing authors engage with some of the most pressing questions surrounding war, migration, and refugeehood as well as with the ways in which war and its multifarious effects and repercussions in society are being framed, propagated, glorified, or contested. This volume initiates an interdisciplinary debate which re-evaluates the relationship between war, migration, and refugeehood and their representations.

Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse

Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse
Author: Sam Bennett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781350029224
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Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a study into how the public discourse on migrant integration in the UK changed from 2000-2010. The book shows that the discursive construction of integration in the British public sphere shifted from one of cultural pluralism to one of neo-assimilation, informed by a wider spread of neo-liberalism that necessitates self-sufficiency and discourages state assistance. Situated within the Critical Discourse Studies tradition, the book employs a Discourse Historical approach to the data and includes innovative analysis combining 'top-down' (policy documents and media texts) and 'bottom-up' (focus groups with migrants and new citizens) sites of discourse production. In doing so, it provides a broad and detailed perspective of public discourse on integration in the UK. The book shows that understandings of 'integration' are diachronically and synchronically fluid and as such, the term plays an important role as a 'consensus concept' that different actors can support whilst construing it in different ways. Analysis of the data further reveals that integration is interdiscursively linked to other social fields, such as the economy, terrorism and public spending. The book also argues that integration policy has become directed not just at new migrants, but also long-term British citizens and that this has the potential to have considerable impact on community cohesion.

The Securitization of Migration

The Securitization of Migration
Author: Yumi Igarashi
Pages: 63
ISBN: OCLC:838016582
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Making of a European Public Sphere

The Making of a European Public Sphere
Author: Ruud Koopmans,Paul Statham
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139490009
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Release: 2010-07-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book investigates an important source of the European Union's recent legitimacy problems. It shows how European integration is debated in mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness. Advancing integration implies a shift in power between governments, parliaments, and civil society. Behind debates over Europe's 'democratic deficit' is a deeper concern: whether democratic politics can perform effectively under conditions of Europeanization and globalization. This study is based on a wealth of unique data from seven European countries, combining newspaper content analyses, an innovative study of Internet communication structures, and hundreds of interviews with leading political and media representatives across Europe. It is by far the most far-reaching and empirically grounded study on the Europeanization of media discourse and political contention to date, and a must-read for anyone interested in how European integration changes democratic politics and why European integration has become increasingly contested.

Debating Migration

Debating Migration
Author: Stefanie Mayer,Mikael Spång
Pages: 160
ISBN: 3706548585
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Release: 2009
Editor: Studienverlag Gesmbh
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At Home in the Netherlands uses a range of indicators to describe developments in the integration of non-Western migrants and their children in the Netherlands. Attention is focused on the situation of non-Western children in education, the position of non-Western migrants on the labour and housing markets, their representation in the crime figures and their degree of socio-cultural integration. The book also looks at civic integration, the mutual perceptions of the non-Western and indigenous populations, and the life situation of young people with a non-Western background.

Negotiating Group Identities in Multicultural Germany

Negotiating Group Identities in Multicultural Germany
Author: David Abadi
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9781498557016
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Release: 2017-10-16
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book scrutinizes the media portrayals of (ethnic/religious) minorities in Germany, encompassing the fields of public affairs, media effects, political communication, multiculturalism, populism in the media and politicized uses of collective identities. It compares the political discourse (Bundestag plenary protocols) with the mainstream discourse (mainstream press) in Germany over the sample period of 2009-2015, and explores a multi-layered debate from different perspectives by combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Moreover, this research intends to detect, analyze and connect the dots between recurrent themes, news stories, actors, events and ideologies within the delicate debate on minorities in Germany’s multicultural society. The mixed-methods approach includes content analysis, template analysis, relational discourse analysis, latent class cluster analysis and multinomial logistic regression. The interdisciplinary approach of this research presents various aspects of social sciences, such as media and communication studies (agenda-setting theory), social psychology (social-identity theory), media sociology (discursive power), political science (right-wing populism) and anthropology (race and ethnicity). This extensive research is meant to contribute to existing political efforts and academic studies, in order to fully grasp the dynamics of German immigration and integration policies.

Multiculturalism Backlash

Multiculturalism Backlash
Author: Professor of Transnational Anthropology Steven Vertovec,Steven Vertovec,Susanne Wessendorf
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135270711
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Release: 2010-01-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a relatively short time, many European governments have been purposefully dropping the notion ‘multicultural’ or other references to cultural diversity in their policy vocabularies. More and more politicians and public intellectuals have criticized a perceived shift towards ‘too much diversity’. This volume goes beyond the conventional approaches to the topic offering a careful examination of not only the social conditions and political questions surrounding multiculturalism but also the recent emergence of a ‘backlash’ against multicultural initiatives, programmes and infrastructures. Featuring case-study based contributions from leading experts throughout Europe and North America, this multidisciplinary work seeks to assess some of these key questions with reference to recent and current trends concerning multiculturalism, cultural diversity and integration in their respective countries, evaluating questions such as Is there is a common ‘sceptical turn’ against cultural diversity or a ‘backlash against difference’ sweeping Europe? How have public discourses impacted upon national and local diversity management and migration policies? Are the discourses and policy shifts actually reflected in everyday practices within culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse settings? The Multiculturalism Backlash provides new insights, informed reflections and comparative analyses concerning these significant processes surrounding politics, policy, public debates and the place of migrants and ethnic minorities within European societies today. Focusing on the practice and policy of multiculturalism from a comparative perspective this work will be of interest to scholars from a wide range of disciplines including migration, anthropology and sociology.

Migration and Public Discourse in World Christianity

Migration and Public Discourse in World Christianity
Author: Afe Adogame,Raimundo Barreto,Wanderley Pereira da Rosa
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781506433707
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although humans have always migrated, the present phenomenon of mass migration is unprecedented in scale and global in reach. Understanding migration and migrants has become increasingly relevant for world Christianity. This volume identifies and addresses several key topics in the discourse of world Christianity and migration. Senior and emerging scholars and researchers of migration from all regions of the world contribute chapters on central issues, including the feminization of international migration, the theology of migration, south-south migration networks, the connection between world Christianity, migration, and civic responsibility, and the complicated relationship between migration, identity and citizenship. It seeks to give voice particularly to migrant narratives as important sources for public reasoning and theology in the 21st century.

The Making of a European Public Sphere

The Making of a European Public Sphere
Author: Ruud Koopmans,Paul Statham
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0521190908
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Release: 2010-09-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book investigates an important source of the European Union's recent legitimacy problems. It shows how European integration is debated in mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness. Advancing integration implies a shift in power between governments, parliaments, and civil society. Behind debates over Europe's "democratic deficit" is a deeper concern: whether democratic politics can perform effectively under conditions of Europeanization and globalization. This study is based on a wealth of unique data from seven European countries, combining newspaper content analyses, an innovative study of Internet communication structures, and hundreds of interviews with leading political and media representatives across Europe. It is by far the most far-reaching and empirically grounded study on the Europeanization of media discourse and political contention to date, and a must-read for anyone interested in how European integration changes democratic politics and why European integration has become increasingly contested.

Computational Conflict Research

Computational Conflict Research
Author: Emanuel Deutschmann,Jan Lorenz,Luis G. Nardin,Davide Natalini,Adalbert F. X. Wilhelm
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9783030293338
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Release: 2019-12-16
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This open access book brings together a set of original studies that use cutting-edge computational methods to investigate conflict at various geographic scales and degrees of intensity and violence. Methodologically, this book covers a variety of computational approaches from text mining and machine learning to agent-based modelling and social network analysis. Empirical cases range from migration policy framing in North America and street protests in Iran to violence against civilians in Congo and food riots world-wide. Supplementary materials in the book include a comprehensive list of the datasets on conflict and dissent, as well as resources to online repositories where the annotated code and data of individual chapters can be found and where (agent-based) models can be re-produced and altered. These materials are a valuable resource for those wishing to retrace and learn from the analyses described in this volume and adapt and apply them to their own research interests. By bringing together novel research through an international team of scholars from a range of disciplines, Computational Conflict Research pioneers and maps this emerging field. The book will appeal to students, scholars, and anyone interested in the prospects of using computational social sciences to advance our understanding of conflict dynamics.

The Language of Fear

The Language of Fear
Author: Piotr Cap
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9781137597311
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Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book investigates linguistic strategies of threat construction and fear generation in contemporary public communication, including state political discourse as well as non-governmental, media and institutional discourses. It describes the ways in which the construction of closeness and remoteness can be manipulated in the public sphere and bound up with fear, security and conflict. Featuring a series of case studies in different domains, from presidential speeches to environmental discourse, it demonstrates how political and organizational leaders enforce the imminence of an outside threat to claim legitimization of preventive policies. It reveals that the best legitimization effects are obtained by discursively constructed fear appeals, which ensure quick social mobilization. The scope of the book is of immediate concern in the modern globalized era where borders and distance dissolve and are re-imagined. It will appeal to students and researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, media communication as well as social and political sciences.

The Post Communist Condition

The Post Communist Condition
Author: Aleksandra Galasi?ska,Dariusz Galasi?ski
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9789027288172
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Release: 2010-06-17
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on discourses in one national context of post-communist transformation. Proposing a macro-micro approach to discourse analysis and transformation, it examines a spectrum of topics including Polish history, with its ‘interpreters’; changes in political bodies and the media, policies of the Catholic Church and the Institute of National Remembrance; xenophobia and anti-Semitism, with the emergence of unemployment and homelessness; experiences of new gender relations and migrations. In effect, drawing upon unique sets of data, the book shows how post-communist transformation can be understood through analyses of the changing public and private discourses. It shows Polish post-communism as a fragile and uneasy transformation, with people and institutions struggling to make sense of it and of life within it. The volume will be of interest to a broad range of social scientists: discourse analysts, sociologists, modern historians and political scientists, as well as to the informed lay public.

Migration by Boat

Migration by Boat
Author: Lynda Mannik
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781785331015
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Release: 2016-05-15
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At a time when thousands of refugees risk their lives undertaking perilous journeys by boat across the Mediterranean, this multidisciplinary volume could not be more pertinent. It offers various contemporary case studies of boat migrations undertaken by asylum seekers and refugees around the globe and shows that boats not only move people and cultural capital between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism. The ambiguous nature of memories, media representations and popular culture productions are highlighted throughout in order to address negative stereotypes and conversely, humanize the individuals involved.

Making Sense of Public Opinion

Making Sense of Public Opinion
Author: Claudia Strauss
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139789509
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Release: 2012-10-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Questions about immigration and social welfare programs raise the central issues of who belongs to a society and what its members deserve. Yet the opinions of the American public about these important issues seem contradictory and confused. Claudia Strauss explains why: public opinion on these issues and many others is formed not from liberal or conservative ideologies but from diverse vernacular discourses that may not fit standard ideologies but are easy to remember and repeat. Drawing on interviews with people from various backgrounds, Strauss identifies and describes 59 conventional discourses about immigration and social welfare and demonstrates how we acquire conventional discourses from our opinion communities. Making Sense of Public Opinion: American Discourses about Immigration and Social Programs explains what conventional discourses are, how to study them, and why they are fundamental elements of public opinion and political culture.