“Immigrant Invasions to the South American Tiger”: Immigration Representations in Chilean Newspapers (1991–2001)

Cristián Doña-Reveco

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Abstract

Since the early 1990s, Chile has become a regionally relevant immigrant receiving country. This increase in immigration, the largest in the country’s history, has encountered distinct responses from the state, civil society, and—particularly—printed media. Using a thematic analysis of 134 articles published between 1991 and 2001, I argue that Chilean newspapers framed the portrayals of recent immigrants within the historical construction of the late 19th-century European migration to Chile as well as by a belief of racial superiority of Chileans with relation to its northern neighbors. Compared to more recent analysis, these point to a larger trend of anti-immigrant representations in Chilean newspapers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • Chile
  • Immigration
  • news media
  • receiving context
  • thematic analysis
  • xenophilia
  • xenophobia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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