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How media and conflicts make migrants

Kirsten Forkert
Federico Oliveri
Gargi Bhattacharyya
Janna Graham

Published by Manchester University Press, 2020
ISBN 9781526138118

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Has ‘migrant’ become an unshakeable identity for some people? How does this happen and what role does the media play in classifying individuals as ‘migrants’ rather than people? How Media and Conflicts Make Migrants challenges the idea of the ‘migrant’, pointing instead to the array of systems and processes that force this identity on individuals, shaping their interactions with the state and with others.

Kirsten Forkert, Gargi Bhattacharyya, and Janna Graham speak to Pierre d’Alancaisez about their research carried out in the United Kingdom and Italy and examine how media representations construct global conflicts in a climate of changing media habits, widespread mistrust, and fake news.