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"Productive Immigration": Reverse Colloquial on Migration and Development Cooperation
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE  
Author/s: Selenia Marabello 
Year:  2013 Issue: 45 Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 117-131 FullText PDF:  539 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SC2013-045008
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Looking at a co-development project involving Ghanaian migrants to Italy, this article explores the communication processes and identity construction among this group of migrants. Embodying the "migration which produces", they may question some common stereotypes concerning migrants, paradoxically strengthening other current public rhetorics in which only the economic producer can be a welcome migrant. The analysis of discourses shows the Ghanaian migrants’ ability to assume dominant rhetorics and descriptive categories with the aim of changing the current Italian media images-discourses and, thereby, gaining access to national and transnational public spheres.
Keywords: Ghana, migration, identity, media, stereotypes, development.

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Selenia Marabello, "Productive Immigration": Reverse Colloquial on Migration and Development Cooperation in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 45/2013, pp. 117-131, DOI:10.3280/SC2013-045008

   

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