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Roma and the politics of double discourse in contemporary Europe

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The article analyses the politics of ‘double discourse’ in relation to Roma that has evolved in contemporary neoliberal Europe. On the one hand, the double discourse promotes the integration, rights and equal opportunities of Roma, on the other, it denies recognition of, and ways to address, enduring structural violence and rising social insecurity. The article argues that the politics of ‘double discourse’, as a neoliberal approach towards Roma, is structured by two contradictory discourses that speak to different audiences, using duplicitous approaches to create anti-Roma consensus and maintain the critical difference and subordinated position of the racialised Romani populations in Europe. By studying the representation of Roma in the cases of so-called 'child theft' in Greece and Ireland, and in the recent ‘refugee crisis’, the paper identifies and discusses three dimensions of contemporary neoliberal double discourse: racialised de-Europeanisation, neoliberal undeservingness and (dis)articulation of citizenship.
subject
Romaphobia
race
media
neoliberalism
Roma
contributor
Kóczé, A. (author)
Rövid, M. (author)
date
2020-03-09T14:20:34Z (accessioned)
2020-03-09T14:20:34Z (available)
11/28/17 (issued)
identifier
Kóczé, A., & Rövid, M. (2017). Roma and the politics of double discourse in contemporary Europe. Identities, 24(6), 684-700. (citation)
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2017.1380338 (doi)
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/96034 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wiley
source
Identities
title
Roma and the politics of double discourse in contemporary Europe
type
Article

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