Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745334325 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745334332 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Bad News for Refugees

Greg Philo, Emma Briant, and Pauline Donald

Bad News for Refugees

Greg Philo, Emma Briant, and Pauline Donald

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745334325 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745334332 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Bad News for Refugees analyses the political, economic and environmental contexts of migration and looks specifically at how refugees and asylum seekers have been stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media coverage.

Through forensic research it shows how hysterical and inaccurate media accounts act to legitimise political action which can have terrible consequences both on the lives of refugees and also on established migrant communities.

Based on new research by the renowned Glasgow Media Group, Bad News for Refugees is essential reading for those concerned with the negative effects of media on public understanding and for the safety of vulnerable groups and communities in our society.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1: Brief History of Contemporary Migration and Asylum
2: Methods and Main Explanations and Perspectives on Asylum
3: Media Content: Press and TV Samples
4: Case Studies of Media Content - 2011
5: Impacts of Media Coverage on Migrant Communities in the UK
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Guide to the Asylum Process
Appendix 2: Interviewees
Notes
Index

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