What kind of patterns are evident in anti-immigration and far-right rhetoric? How do media represent multiculturalism in the contemporary context? What kind of affects are attached to these circulating meanings. What are the possibilities for resistance towards exclusionary orientations?
The workshop brings together scholars from social psychology, media and communication studies, sociology and political science to join in discussions on challenges of representing immigration, racism and nationalism. Presentations will discuss rhetorical, visual, and affective dimensions of communicating these topics. They will tackle the adoption, circulation, normalisation and resistance of anti-immigration and far-right views both in online and offline contexts, among political actors as well as the general public.
In addition to addressing the actual challenges of communication, the workshops aims to strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue and to take stock of recent theoretical and methodological developments. How can insights from different fields of study be mutually beneficial? How can we enhance interdisciplinary efforts to integrate different kinds of knowledge into multidimensional and nuanced understanding of these complex issues?
The research workshop is organized by the ESSO-group, Social Psychologists studying Ethnic Relations at University of Helsinki, Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ) and the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN).
Please register for the event via this E-form by Monday, 2 November, 2020.
Zoom link will be sent ONLY to registered participants closer to the event.
Program and more information: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/ineq-helsinki-inequality-initiative/immigration-racism-and-nationalism