Romaphobia and the Media [Identities, Vol 24, No 6 (2017)]

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
Special Issue on Romaphobia and the Media
Journal Volume 24, Number 6 (2017)

Guest Editors: Annabel Tremlett, Vera Messing and Angéla Kóczé

Publisher: Taylor and Francis, 2017

This special issue of Identities, entitled ‘Romaphobia and the media’, examines entrenched and ongoing media coverage of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people across Europe. The focus is on how the media problematises the Roma, how it constructs a ‘conceptual map’ about Roma people and what this tells us about the societies we live in. This special issue includes five academic articles all examining the constructions and stereotypes used in the media in various formats and European countries. After these academic articles, this special issue then deviates from the normal journal structure by including three commentary pieces from professionals from varying Roma backgrounds to give their views and experiences on how they tackle Romaphobia and the media. The inclusion of these commentary pieces are very powerful in offering a perspective of active interventions and resistance that we should not forget amidst the depressing continued circulation of racialised stereotypes.

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