What is it about?

This article examined how racist discourse is reconstructed in films. The neofascist characters studied frequently used racial slurs and directives. Immigrants were presented as a threat to white rights, jobs and public safety and modern cities were perceived by racist speakers as dystopic. It was also found that xenophobia and antisemitism intersected with gender-related bias.

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Why is it important?

Although the language of extreme nationalism has been a topic of interest to many researchers, little research exists on the cinematic representation of racism.


This article is my first publication so it's very special to me. I really enjoyed working on it, mainly because I was part of a group of young researchers, each of whom contributed an article to this special issue and I am truly thankful for the excellent collaboration with the editors and reviewers.

Maria Bourou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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This page is a summary of: “Diversity is a code word. And what it means is white genocide!”, Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, May 2021, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/jlac.00060.bou.
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