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Bolivian and Paraguayan Immigrants in Buenos Aires: A Discourse Analytical Study
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this thesis was to investigate the occurrence of racist discourses presented and expressed in the newspapers and in the Porteño society in connection to the occupation of the park Parque Indoamericano, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2010. The park was occupied by families from the nearby shanty town, Villa 20, many of them originated from neighboring countries such as Bolivia and Paraguay. The occupation acted as a protest to the passiveness and inaction of the city’s government to solve the growing housing deficit.

The prevalence of racist discourses was investigated through adopting discourse analysis as a method of analyzing the articles from four national newspapers, and upon the commentaries made by readers as a response to those articles, at the time of the occupation. Racist discourses were found in both the articles and the commentaries; however these types of discourses seemed to be more vividly and openly expressed in the commentaries, rather than in the articles themselves.

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2013. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Racism, Immigration, Paraguayans, Bolivians, Parque Indoamericano, Discourse Analysis, Media
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-88014OAI: diva2:608759
2013-01-18, 09:28
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-03-13 Created: 2013-03-01 Last updated: 2013-03-13Bibliographically approved

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