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. http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/comsocchg/vol1/iss1/
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.
Asylum Seekers; Scotland; Media Campaigns; Racism; Daily Mail; The Express; Tabloids; Newspapers; International relations; World politics|y21st century; Ethnic conflict|xPolitical aspects; Religion and politics
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