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„Pandora's Box: Europe 2007“
A comment on Europe's xenophobic luggage
Pandora’s Box: Europe 2007
While the world is getting increasingly mobile, racist and xenophobic ideas are becoming increasingly apparent and even accepted in public debates. To investigate the mechanisms of the media based strategy to familiarize the European public with xenophobic ideas, I collected newspaper clippings relating to foreigners in randomly selected Danish free newspapers. Pasted on to an antique suitcase, per se symbolic of cosmopolitanism they question both the xenophobic luggage that modern Europeans carry along from the bloodstained history of our continent and the burden of hostility that immigrants carry with them when moving between European countries.
Author: Charlotte Bank
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