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Who is welcoming and who is not?: an attitudinal analysis of anti-immigrant sentiment in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-07T13:22:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-07T13:22:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13225
dc.description.abstract Recurrent xenophobic violence in South Africa highlights the strong undercurrent of popular opinion opposition to international immigrants. This article examines public attitudes towards the international immigrant community in South Africa and the factors influencing those attitudes. The author uses public opinion data from the 2014 South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS). The article will show that there is an asymmetry in the processes of opinion formation on immigrants in the country. The findings seemed to call into question the bipolarity of attitudinal measures used in public opinion studies of anti-immigrant sentiment. In addition, the author found that stereotypes about the harmful impact of international immigration were powerful drivers of public antipathy towards foreigners. Greater scrutiny of harmful stereotypes of foreign immigrants voiced by the media, politicians and national leaders is therefore needed. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIA en
dc.subject ANTI-IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE en
dc.title Who is welcoming and who is not?: an attitudinal analysis of anti-immigrant sentiment in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume September en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle South African Review of Sociology en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10669 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9678 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S. (2018) Who is welcoming and who is not?: an attitudinal analysis of anti-immigrant sentiment in South Africa. <i>South African Review of Sociology</i>. September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en


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