Racialized and Gendered Cultures of Othering: Displaced People in the Neoliberal World

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Korac-Sanderson, M. 2019. Racialized and Gendered Cultures of Othering: Displaced People in the Neoliberal World. The Anthology of Essays of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. 35, pp. 135-150.
AuthorsKorac-Sanderson, M.
Abstract

This article explores how the notion of being besieged has been linked to the construction of the racialized and gendered cultures of othering the displaced people. It argues that the North-South migration divide, structured by race, class and gender, echoes coloniality of global power relations, reflected in racialized and gendered notions of “border security”, “national security”, securitization of migration, and related politics of fear. It further asserts that the production of fear from being besieged is gendered, as well as racialized. Media play an important role in these processes by partaking in the cultural reproduction of images of “dangerous men” tied to fantasies of sexist violence linked to masculinist aggression, and depicting idealised victims, those who are feminised and feel fear. This politics of production of fear, it is argued, breeds racialized and gendered cultures of othering people who are displaced and creates an idealised “fearing subject” – the nation-state, people/nation, and its values, and renders the economic, social and political sources of insecurity, invisible.

Keywordsothering; displaced people; coloniality of power; securitization of migration; production of fear
JournalThe Anthology of Essays of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts
Journal citation35, pp. 135-150
ISSN1450-5681
Year2019
PublisherJournal of the Institute of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television, University of Arts
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Online31 May 2019
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Accepted15 Apr 2019
Deposited20 Jun 2019
Copyright holderUniversity of Arts, Belgrade
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