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The popularity of state discourses on anti-immigrant violence in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-24T13:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-24T13:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14779
dc.description.abstract Over the last 20 years South Africa has experienced a surge in anti-immigrant violence. For at least the last 10 years, the state-sanctioned interpretation of this violence was as follows: it is 'just crime' and not motivated by any type of xenophobic sentiment. This interpretive scheme has been challenged by commentators of all stripes. This article examines the popularity of the government's interpretation of anti-immigrant violence by looking at nationally representative public opinion data from the 2017 and 2018 rounds of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (N = 5,983). The government's 'just crime' discourse was found to be unpopular and other interpretative schemes were much more prevalent amongst the general population. The article will explore what these interpretations tell us about national myth-making in the country en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE en
dc.subject CRIME VICTIMS en
dc.subject ANTI-IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE en
dc.title The popularity of state discourses on anti-immigrant violence in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume September en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10996 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10107 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S. (2019) The popularity of state discourses on anti-immigrant violence in South Africa. <i>The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs</i>. September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en


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