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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A Tale of Donkeys, Swans and Racism: London Tabloids, Scottish Independence and Refugees
Author(s): Lugo, Jairo
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Keywords: Asylum Seekers
Media Campaigns
Daily Mail
The Express
International relations
World politics|y21st century
Ethnic conflict|xPolitical aspects
Religion and politics
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Date Deposited: 20-Oct-2009
Citation: Lugo J (2007) A Tale of Donkeys, Swans and Racism: London Tabloids, Scottish Independence and Refugees. Communication and Social Change, 1 (1), pp. 22-37.
Abstract: This article explores the nature of immigration and refugee narratives and how they are structured by a constellation of media interests in the specific context of Scottish news agenda. It also looks at the coverage of asylum issues by The Scottish Sun, The Scottish Daily Mail and The Scottish Daily Express between September 2003 and September 2004 as examples of media interventions. This comparative analysis identifies these interventions as distinctive and orchestrated racist efforts that use elements such as culture and national security to legitimize it narratives. It studies the amount of coverage and looks at specific examples in terms of narratives and textual analysis.
Rights: Toda Institute (Japan); Published in Communication & Social Change. Copyright © 2007 by the Center for Excellence in Communication Arts / The Berkeley Electronic Press © 2007.

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