FOUR DISCOURSES ON IMMIGRANTS IN POLAND
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The article dwells on immigrant's representations in contemporary Poland. Media coverage analysis helped to distinguish four main discourses on immigration dominating Polish public debate during the last decade: discourse of multiculturalism (with its main focus on diversity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity), pro-state discourse (where the emphasis is put on state authority, rational agency and citizen's rights and duties), discourse of nationalism (with the leitmotiv of us/them divide thus stimulating perceptions of insecurity) and discourse of sensation. Hardly a coherent system of ideas, the last discourse is rather a convention and media strategy used to gain a bigger audience and stronger reactions from the public, hence the emphasis on pathologies and anomalies.
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