Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Memory Cluster Convenes Workshop on Media Representations of Minorities

Thu Mar 01 11:39:00 GMT 2012

Dr Anne White from the Department's Memory, History & Identity research cluster organised a one-day workshop on 13 January 2012, titled 'Contemporary Media Representations and Self-Representations of Ethnic and National Minorities'.

The workshop, which contributed to the cluster's ongoing research into contemporary European national, sub-national and gender identities, discussed the construction of minority identities across a range of different European countries, as well as European migrant identities in Australia. In particular, discussion focused on the response of minorities to their portrayal in majority media. A special issue of an academic journal is planned including articles based on the six workshop papers.

Workshop papers

  • The discursive construction of “Russian-speakers”: The Russian-language media and demarcated political identities in Latvia (Ammon Cheskin, University of Glasgow)
  • Sarkozy and the “Roma Question”: Performing French traditional republicanism? (Marion Demossier, University of Southampton)
  • White and European? Hungarians and Romanians in the UK (Jon E. Fox)
  • Catalonia and the Team of an Aggressive State(Fernando Leon-Solis, University of the West of Scotland)
  • From the social history museum to the community-led museum: how are European migrant narratives represented in Australia? (Nina Parish, University of Bath)
  • (In)visible: Eastern European female migrants and the British media (Agnieszka Rydzik, Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, UWIC)