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Mediating Xenophobia in Africa

Unpacking Discourses of Migration, Belonging and Othering

Editors: Moyo, Dumisani, Mpofu, Shepherd (Eds.)

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  • Constitutes one of the first volumes to examine internal African migration and xenophobia from the perspective of media studies
  • Intervenes on existing scholarship that focuses primarily on migration in southern and western Africa by incorporating contributions that discuss countries across the African continent
  • Includes an interview with Alon Skuy and James Oatway, acclaimed South African photojournalists whose work depicts incidents of xenophobic violence
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About this book

This book brings together contributions that analyse different ways in which migration and xenophobia have been mediated in both mainstream and social media in Africa and the meanings of these different mediation practices across the continent. It is premised on the assumption that the media play an important role in mediating the complex intersection between migration, identity, belonging, and xenophobia (or what others have called Afrophobia), through framing stories in ways that either buttress stereotyping and Othering, or challenge the perceptions and representations that fuel the violence inflicted on so-called foreign nationals. The book deals with different expressions of xenophobic violence, including both physical and emotional violence, that target the foreign Other in different African countries.

About the authors

Dumisani Moyo is Associate Professor of Communication and Vice Dean, Academic at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Shepherd Mpofu (PhD) is Senior Lecturer at the University of Limpopo, South Africa.


Reviews

 “As this volume’s authors demonstrate, the names and terms we use carry moral value about deservingness, about hospitality, and about rights to space and resources. As communal conflict continually reminds us to seek and fear communal solidarity, this book offers distinct insights that explain the dynamic dangers of exclusion. The book deserves particular credit for deploying a remarkable collection of scholars and practitioners to surface these themes. While many will not yet be known to the global academy, their contributions suggest they should be.”

-- Loren B. Landau, Professor, University of Oxford, UK and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

“Moyo and Mpofu have successfully assembled a stellar group of academics to explore the complex and indeed opaque subject of xenophobia. The result is a brilliant and enlightening volume that expands the canvas of perspectives and advances frontiers of knowledge. I have nothing but praise for this important volume.”

--Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Mediation, Migration and Xenophobia: Critical Reflections on the Crisis of Representing the Other in an Increasingly Intolerant World

    Pages 3-16

    Moyo, Dumisani (et al.)

  • Defying Empirical and Causal Evidence: Busting the Media’s Myth of Afrophobia in South Africa

    Pages 17-41

    Freeman, Laura

  • Talk Radio and the Mediation of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

    Pages 43-65

    Moyo, Dumisani (et al.)

  • Media, Migrants and Movement: A Comparative Study of the Coverage of Migration Between Two Pairs of Sub-Saharan Countries

    Pages 67-97

    Bird, William (et al.)

  • Knowledge, the Media and Anti-immigrant Hate Crime in South Africa: Where Are the Connections?

    Pages 99-116

    Gordon, Steven Lawrence

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediating Xenophobia in Africa
Book Subtitle
Unpacking Discourses of Migration, Belonging and Othering
Editors
  • Dumisani Moyo
  • Shepherd Mpofu
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61236-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61236-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61235-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 394
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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