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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication
EditorsKaren Ross, Ingrid Bachmann, Valentina Cardo, Sujata Moorti, Cosimo Marco Scarcelli
PublisherWiley
ISBN (Electronic)9781119429128
ISBN (Print)9781119429104
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jul 2020

Abstract

The media’s selective construction of migrant identities and prioritization of migrant issues has been found to shape the public perception of migrants. While extant studies primarily focus on the raciaized dimensions of the representation of migrants, this article provides a comprehensive overview of how the media gender their discourse surrounding migration and citizenship. An intersectional analysis of the media’s construction of meaning of citizenships is crucial since migrant women face multiple forms of marginalization and oppression. This article, thus, draws from a wide range of up-to-date research to illustrate the power dynamics surrounding the representation of migrant women. Taking a transnational approach, this article reviews research that explores the gendered aspects of various space and time. Through the examination of the media’s gendered discussion of migration, this article unfolds how migrant women are situated within the hegemonic political context.

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