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2005 | 31 | 3(117) | 117-138
Article title

FOUR DISCOURSES ON IMMIGRANTS IN POLAND

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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
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.
Contributors
  • A. Grzymala-Kozlowska, Warsaw University, Centre of Migration Research, ul. Banacha 2B, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA00641612
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.4307f856-f369-3502-85b4-90ee2a6d9eb8
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