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Slurs like 'letter box' are more problematic than we think: how discriminatory language travels

Gawlewicz, Anna and Narkowicz, Kasia (2018) Slurs like 'letter box' are more problematic than we think: how discriminatory language travels. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson generated controversy in August when he used the terms 'letter boxes' and 'bank robbers' to describe Muslim women in burkas. Anna Gawlewicz and Kasia Narkowicz argue that while Johnson received a great deal of criticism in the UK for his comments, the use of such language also has the potential to travel internationally with migrants, normalising discrimination in other countries.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/09/07/slurs...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91741

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