What do refugees, a child sent home for leopard print hair, and residents displaced due to gentrification have in common? One way or another, their situation is framed in terms of human rights – which may turn out to be a risky development.
Water as a metaphor is commonly used in immigration discourse – but why have we not yet seen a ‘refugee hurricane’ or an ‘asylum seeker storm’?
Are repressive criminal policies towards migrants matched by media content that frames them as criminals and security threats? A comprehensive discourse analysis of over 65,000 newspaper articles should find out.