Visible difference, stigmatising language(s) and the discursive construction of prejudices against others in Leeds and Warsaw

Vieten, U. M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Visible difference, stigmatising language(s) and the discursive construction of prejudices against others in Leeds and Warsaw. In: Vieten, U. M. and Valentine, G. (eds.) Cartographies of Differences: Interisciplinary Perspectives. Series: New visions of the cosmopolitan (5). Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, pp. 203-221. ISBN 9783034318594

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in – and urgency around – the understanding of cultural difference in and across European societies. Language matters crucially to how difference is perceived and conceptualised. Against this backdrop, the consequences of encountering difference through language still require research. In response to this need, this chapter looks into the use of prejudiced terms addressing difference with respect to axes of gendered ethnicity/religion (Muslim men) and gendered class (male underclass) in two European cities. In doing so, it traces the vernacular embedding of perceptions of specifically coded difference in Poland and the UK. As such, it explores how the same categories of difference are discursively produced in two national contexts and enquires in what ways perceptions differ, overlap or refer to an increasingly global discursive framework.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Prejudice, language, Poland, UK, difference.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gawlewicz, Dr Anna
Authors: Vieten, U. M., and Gawlewicz, A.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Publisher:Peter Lang
ISBN:9783034318594

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