Des «Africains» et des «Rom» en France… Instrumentalisation des discours ordinaires xenophobes

In France, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants identified as “Roma” and usually living in slums are regularly the targets of categorizations, of rejection and of xenophobic violence. Even though other immigrated populations, such as Africans, have been subject to this type of ostracism for some time, the spectre of racism and xenophobia has spread under the effect of the diffusion of a number of political and media discourses. By adopting a political sociolinguistic approach, Professor Cécile Canut will attempt to show how processes of inter-subjective fluctuation imply apprehending the complexity of discourses as being partly linked, at the heart of the neoliberal logic, to the question of origin and of primitivism.

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