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

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Wemyss, G. and Cassidy, Kathryn 2016. ‘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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1267381
AuthorsWemyss, G. and Cassidy, Kathryn
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.

KeywordsRoma; bordering; London; Dover; transitional controls; European Union migration
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Journal citation40 (7), pp. 1132-1150
ISSN0141-9870
Year2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1267381
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Print22 Dec 2016
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Deposited14 Nov 2016
Accepted05 Oct 2016
FunderEU BORDERSCAPES
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme
EU BORDERSCAPES
Seventh Framework Programme
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnic and Racial Studies on 22/12/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01419870.2017.1267381.
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