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Xenophobia across the class divide: South African attitudes towards foreigners 2003-2012

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T15:58:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T15:58:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9589
dc.description.abstract In May 2008 anti-immigrant riots in South Africa displaced more than a hundred thousand people. Despite the media attention that the riots attracted, there has been no study that presents trend data on anti-immigrant sentiment for the period after 2008. This paper uses data from the nine rounds of the South African Social Attitudes Survey over the period 2003-2012 to fill this gap and test the success of government commitments to reduce anti-immigrant prejudice. The results reveal that attempts to combat xenophobia have been ineffectual, with anti-immigrant sentiment prevalent and widespread in 2012. Afrophobia was observed, with a majority of citizens identifying foreign African nationals as the group they least wanted to come and live in South Africa. The government is advised to urgently address the alarming and widespread pervasiveness of anti-immigrant sentiment in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIA en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS en
dc.subject IMMIGRATION en
dc.title Xenophobia across the class divide: South African attitudes towards foreigners 2003-2012 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Contemporary African Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9150 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7958 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S. (2016) Xenophobia across the class divide: South African attitudes towards foreigners 2003-2012. <i>Journal of Contemporary African Studies</i>. January:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en


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