European Union enlargement, post-accession migration and imaginative geographies of the 'New Europe': media discourses in Romania and the United Kingdom

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/98635
Title:
European Union enlargement, post-accession migration and imaginative geographies of the 'New Europe': media discourses in Romania and the United Kingdom
Authors:
Light, Duncan; Young, Craig
Citation:
Journal of Cultural Geography, 2009, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 281 - 303
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/98635
DOI:
10.1080/08873630903322205
Additional Links:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/08873631.asp
Abstract:
This paper is concerned with re-imaginings of 'Europe' following the accession to the European Union (EU) of former 'Eastern European' countries. In particular it explores media representations of post-EU accession migration from Romania to the United Kingdom in the UK and Romanian newspaper press. Todorova's (1997) notion of Balkanism is deployed as a theoretical construct to facilitate the analysis of these representations as first, the continuation of long-standing and deeply embedded imaginings of the 'East' of Europe and, second, as a means of contesting these discourses. The paper explores the way in which the UK press construct Balkanist discourses about Romania and Romanian migrants, and then analyses how the Romanian press has contested such discourses. The paper argues that the idea of the 'East' remains important in constructing notions of 'Europe' within popular media geographies.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Journal of Cultural Geography, published by and copyright Routledge.
ISSN:
0887-3631; 1940-6320

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dc.contributor.authorLight, Duncanen
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Craigen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-12T13:43:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-12T13:43:34Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Cultural Geography, 2009, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 281 - 303en
dc.identifier.issn0887-3631-
dc.identifier.issn1940-6320-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08873630903322205-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/98635-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Journal of Cultural Geography, published by and copyright Routledge.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper is concerned with re-imaginings of 'Europe' following the accession to the European Union (EU) of former 'Eastern European' countries. In particular it explores media representations of post-EU accession migration from Romania to the United Kingdom in the UK and Romanian newspaper press. Todorova's (1997) notion of Balkanism is deployed as a theoretical construct to facilitate the analysis of these representations as first, the continuation of long-standing and deeply embedded imaginings of the 'East' of Europe and, second, as a means of contesting these discourses. The paper explores the way in which the UK press construct Balkanist discourses about Romania and Romanian migrants, and then analyses how the Romanian press has contested such discourses. The paper argues that the idea of the 'East' remains important in constructing notions of 'Europe' within popular media geographies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/08873631.aspen
dc.titleEuropean Union enlargement, post-accession migration and imaginative geographies of the 'New Europe': media discourses in Romania and the United Kingdomen
dc.typeArticleen
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