In this Book

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The topic of migration has become particularly contentious in national and international debates. Media have a discernable impact on overall societal attitudes towards this phenomenon. Polls show time and again that immigration is one of the most important issues occupying people’s minds. This book examines the dynamic interplay between media representations of migrants and refugees on the one hand and the governmental and societal (re)actions to these on the other. Largely focusing on Belgium and Sweden, this collection of interdisciplinary research essays attempts to unravel the determinants of people’s preferences regarding migration policy, expectations towards newcomers, and economic, humanitarian and cultural concerns about immigration’s effect on the majority population’s life. Whilst migrants and refugees remain voiceless and highly underrepresented in the legacy media, this volume allows their voices to be heard. Contributors: Leen d’Haenens (KU Leuven), Willem Joris (KU Leuven), Paul Puschmann (KU Leuven/Radboud University Nijmegen), Ebba Sundin (Halmstad University), David De Coninck (KU Leuven), Rozane De Cock (KU Leuven), Valériane Mistiaen (Université libre de Bruxelles), Lutgard Lams (KU Leuven), Stefan Mertens (KU Leuven), Olivier Standaert (UC Louvain), Hanne Vandenberghe (KU Leuven), Koen Matthijs (KU Leuven), Kevin Smets (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Jacinthe Mazzocchetti (UC Louvain), Lorraine Gerstmans (UC Louvain), Lien Mostmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and François Heinderyckx (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Contents
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  1. Chapter 1 Images of Immigrants and Refugees in Western Europe: Media Representations, Public Opinion, and Refugees’ Experiences
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  1. Part I
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  1. Chapter 2 Migration and integration policy in Europe: Comparing Belgium and Sweden
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  1. Part II
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  1. Chapter 3 The Refugee Situation as Portrayed in News Media: A Content Analysis of Belgian and Swedish Newspapers – 2015-2017
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  1. Chapter 4 Depiction of Immigration in Television News: Public and Commercial Broadcasters – a Comparison
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  1. Chapter 6 A Diverse View on the Promotion of Tolerance and Cultural Diversity through the Eyes of Journalists: Focus on Belgium and Sweden
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  1. Part III
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  1. Chapter 7 Discordance between Public Opinion and News Media Representations of Immigrants and Refugees in Belgium and Sweden
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  1. Chapter 9 The Effects of Dominant versus Peripheral News Frames on Attitudes toward Refugees and News Story Credibility
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  1. Part IV
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  1. Chapter 10 Beyond Victimhood: Reflecting on Migrant-Victim Representations with Afghan, Iraqi, and Syrian Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Belgium
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. List of authors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461662828
Related ISBN
9789462701809
MARC Record
OCLC
1101904900
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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