ERIC Number: EJ660309
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
For Their Own Good: Benevolent Rhetoric and Exclusionary Language in Public Officials' Discourse on Immigrant-Related Issues.
Menjivar, Cecilia; Kil, Sang H.
Social Justice, v29 n1-2 p160-76 2002
Investigated public officials' use of subtle exclusionary language regarding immigrant-related issues. Data were collected from mainstream U.S. Newspaper articles from 1995-2000, focusing on unregulated pharmacies, food vendors, and housing. Results suggest that while public officials discuss immigrant problems with seeming empathy to avoid being labeled racists, they are sending concealed messages that immigrants are unwelcome, displaced, excluded, and marginalized "for their own good." (SM)
Descriptors: Housing Discrimination, Immigrants, Language Usage, Pharmacy, Public Policy, Social Discrimination, Social Problems, Vendors
Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140 (Subscriptions: $35, individual; $75, institutional; Single Copies: $12.95, individuals; $20, institutions).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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