La migrazione come risorsa simbolica dello storytelling politico. Immaginario emergenziale, discorsi d’odio e media in Italia

Guido Nicolosi


The article has a twofold purpose: firstly, it highlights how the theme of migration declined in terms of emergency has become a social imaginary, that is a fundamental symbolic resource for the storytelling that fuels the political communication of Italian parties. It shows that this interpretation represents a primary cultural framework creating a climate of "moral panic". Such a climate has justified very restrictive and deadly actions and policies. Secondly, the article aims to show that the stratification of these policies has finally consolidated a mass structural violence sustained and legitimized by two closely related forms of immaterial violence: symbolic violence and cultural violence.

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