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  • Titill er á ensku Understanding the negative and criminal dialogue regarding refugees as racist discourse
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    As the need for international aid and protection is rapidly on the rise throughout the world, refugees, asylum seekers are becoming an ever growing social group. However, as the need for international aid increases, misunderstandings and acts of discrimination tend to rise alone with them. In this paper, I aim to understand how negative and criminal dialogue regarding refugees can be understood as racist discourse. In order to create a comprehensive overview of the relevant theories at play here, I have sectioned the paper down into six chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain theme, relevant to the matter at hand, and creates a platform for the relevant theories to be explored. Throughout the paper, I used theories along the lines of racism, new racism and ethnic stereo typing, xeno racism, bio power and bio-legitimacy to support the thesis question. The conclusion is that the racist discourse at hand, is constantly re-created as authorities base their work on prejudiced ideologies, in turn the discourse is passed down and maintained by a community that does not see need to question it. Contributing to cycle that is maintained by ignorance.

  • 14.9.2020

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