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Break-point for Brexit?

Morrison, James

Authors

James Morrison



Contributors

Daniel Jackson
Editor

Einar Thorsen
Editor

Dominic Wring
Editor

Abstract

This article argues that the Grassroots Out Breaking Point poster was the crystallisation of a moral panic narrative framed around negative stereotypes of foreigners that had echoes of similarly racialized moral panics of the 1960s and 1970s. The poster sought to conflate European Union economic migrants with refugees and immigrants generally - portraying all of these disparate groups as one and the same, namely an invasive threat to the UK's economy, culture and security.

Publication Date Jul 4, 2016
Publisher New Publisher Required
Pages 66-67
Book Title EU referendum analysis 2016: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics
ISBN 9781910042083
Institution Citation MORRISON, J. 2016. Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Wring, D. (eds.) EU referendum analysis 2016: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], pages 66-67. Available from: http://bit.ly/EUReferen...on-Thorsen-and-Wring_v1
Keywords Migrants; Immigrants; Refugees; Poster; Moral panic; Crisis; UKIP; Farage; Security; Racist
Publisher URL http://bit.ly/EUReferen...on-Thorsen-and-Wring_v1 ; http://www.referenduman...e-discourse-reeling-bac

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