Mediating Xenophobia in Africa: Unpacking Discourses of Migration, Belonging and Othering

Dumisani Moyo, Shepherd Mpofu

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This book brings together contributions that analyse different ways in which migration and xenophobia have been mediated in both mainstream and social media in Africa and the meanings of these different mediation practices across the continent. It is premised on the assumption that the media play an important role in mediating the complex intersection between migration, identity, belonging, and xenophobia (or what others have called Afrophobia), through framing stories in ways that either buttress stereotyping and Othering, or challenge the perceptions and representations that fuel the violence inflicted on so-called foreign nationals. The book deals with different expressions of xenophobic violence, including both physical and emotional violence, that target the foreign Other in different African countries.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages394
ISBN (Electronic)9783030612368
ISBN (Print)9783030612351
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020


  • African migration
  • Afrophobia
  • Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime in South Africa
  • Media coverage of migration
  • Media representation of immigrants
  • Representation of African migrants
  • Xenophobia in South Africa
  • Xenophobic violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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