Press discourses on Roma in the UK, Finland and Hungary

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Varjú, Viktor
Yuval-Davis, Nira
Tervonen, Miika
Hakim, Jamie
Fathi, Mastoureh
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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”.
roma lakosság , roma lakosság - Magyarország , roma lakosság - Finnország , roma lakosság - Egyesült Királyságagyarország
Ethnic and Racial Studies 40: (7) pp. 1151-1169. (2017)