Illegal aliens and demons that must be exorcised from South Africa : framing African migrants and xenophobia in post-apartheid narratives

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dc.contributor.author Pineteh, Ernest A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-20T05:03:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-20T05:03:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-13
dc.description.abstract This article interprets narratives that have dominated the public sphere in post-apartheid South Africa, following the influx of African migrants. It uses qualitative data from personal interviews with local South Africans, excerpts from familiar political speeches and print media articles to tease out how the construction and intersection of public messages about foreigners and xenophobia have contributed to the recurrent attacks of African migrants. The article argues that although postapartheid South Africa has become a prime migration destination, the country’s economic and psychosocial challenges have influenced the way citizens frame narratives about African migrants from other parts of the continent. These narratives are often fraught with images and metaphors that demonise and attempt to justify violence against African migrants. The article attempts to examine how the framing of such narratives provides a discursive space for understanding South Africans’ perceptions about African migrants and the multiple perspectives of xenophobia in post-apartheid South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Unit for Academic Literacy en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the American Council of Learned Societies through the African Humanities Program. en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.cogentoa.com/journal/social-sciences en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Illegal aliens and demons that must be exorcised from South Africa: Framing African migrants and xenophobia in post-apartheid narratives, Ernest A. Pineteh, Cogent Social Sciences (2017), 3: 1391158. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2331-1886 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/23311886.2017.1391158
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/65795
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Cogent OA en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 The Author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license. en_ZA
dc.subject Xenophobia en_ZA
dc.subject Afrophobia en_ZA
dc.subject African migrant en_ZA
dc.subject Framing en_ZA
dc.subject Post-apartheid South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Illegal aliens and demons that must be exorcised from South Africa : framing African migrants and xenophobia in post-apartheid narratives en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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