Blame and fear:Roma in the UK in a changing Europe
Anti-Gypsyism is not a new phenomenon. For centuries Roma have been blamed and feared; their social identities constructed to fulfil a function to be the visible ‘other’. The Brexit debate offered fertile, but well-trodden, ground for negative discourse. Whilst the impact of the debate was perceived as hostile by GTR, there was a further effect of GTR embodying three key gripping anti-EU arguments: sovereignty of policy making, immigration control and potential cost savings of withdrawing from the EU. The research shows the felt hostility by GTR and suggests that the successful performance of the social construction of Roma in the debate was vital to the hegemonic, anti-EU, fear and blame discourse of Brexit.
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Citation : Richardson, J. and Codona, J. (2018) Blame and Fear: Roma in the UK in a Changing Europe. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26 (1), pp. 95-112
Research Group : Centre for Comparative Housing Research
Peer Reviewed : Yes