[Re]-presenting knowledge: Critical reflections on the coverage of xenophobia research in the South African media, 2008 to 2013
This presentation was made at the 23rd Annual South African Sociological Association (SASA) Conference at Rhodes University on 28 June, 2016. maHp researcher Kuda Vanyoro argues that there is a tendency by South African newspapers to merely report ‘using’ findings, and not ‘on’ them. He cites this as problematic as it often reinforces existing viewpoints, paradigms and discourses that portray foreign migrants negatively. Consequently there is a clear tension between discourses and knowledges of ‘empirics’ and ‘popular perceptions’ evident in a majority of the analysed texts.
Visit Kuda’s blog to read more about this presentation: Reflections – Brief reflections on my presentation at SASA 2016.