‘People think that Romanians and Roma are the same’: everyday bordering and the lifting of transitional controls

Wemyss, Georgie and Cassidy, Kathryn (2017) ‘People think that Romanians and Roma are the same’: everyday bordering and the lifting of transitional controls. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (7). pp. 1132-1150. ISSN 0141-9870

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1267381

Abstract

On 1 January 2014 the transitional controls on free movement adopted by the UK when Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007, ended. This paper demonstrates how the discourses of politicians relating to their removal, amplified via news media contributed to the extension of state bordering practices further into everyday life. Based on ethnographic research into everyday bordering during 2013-2015 the paper uses an intersectional framework to explore how this homogenizing, bordering discourse was experienced and contested from differently situated perspectives of Roma and non--Roma social actors from established communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roma, bordering, London, Dover, transitional controls, European Union migration
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L600 Anthropology
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Kathryn Cassidy
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 09:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28193

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