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Picturing Immigration: Photojournalistic Representation of Immigrants in Greek and Spanish Pressby Athanasia Batziou
Synopses & Reviews
In recent years Greece and Spain have seen an influx of immigrants from nearby developing nations. And as their foreign populations grew, both countries' national medias documented the change and, in the process, shaped perceptions of the immigrant groups by their new countries and the world.
Picturing Immigration offers a comparative study of the photojournalistic framing of immigrants in these two southern European nations. Going beyond traditional media analysis, it focuses on images rather than text to explore a host of hot topics, including media representation of minorities, immigration, and stereotypes.
About the Author
Athanasia Batziou is a researcher at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Theoretical Considerations: Media Images and Framing
The Visual (Re)turn
Image, Reality and Photojournalism
Media Stereotypes of the "Other"
Chapter 2: Greece and Spain: Background Information
Overview of Migration History in Greece and Spain
Immigrants in Greece and Spain during the Period of Study (2005)
Immigration Policy in Greece and Spain
Historical and Social Background of Greece and Spain
Chapter 3: The Visual Representation of Immigrants
Frame A: The Immigrant as "Other"
Frame B: The Immigrant as "Threat"
Chapter 4: Analysis
Frames and Schemata
Societies in Crisis: Immigration and Frames
Frames and the Media
Chapter 5: Conclusion
What Our Readers Are Saying