Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst ei pruugi mõne huvilise arvates kuuluda siinse lehe fookusvaldkondade hulka. Sellest ei ole midagi. Mulle siiski tundub, et peale teksti lugemist, võib seisukoht muutuda. Tekst leidis koha peamiselt põhjusel, et käsitleb sotsiaalseid kategooriad kujundavaid mehhanisme ning immigratsioon võiks siin pigem näide olla. Siiski, spetsiifilisemalt võiks see tekst huvi pakkuda nii poliitikakujundajatele, KOV inimestele kui kindlasti kõikidele, kes juhtimise eest töötasu vastu võtavad.

Kontekstiks:

This article examines the narratives used by a local authority (LA) and local residents that construct immigration as a social problem. […] The findings illustrate how the construction of immigration as a social problem is rooted in constraints of austerity and longer-term processes of deindustrialization and economic restructuring, representations and understandings of place, and how central government funding streams encourage local authorities to frame social problems in particular ways.

Arvamuse kujunemise alustest:

Walkerdine and Jimenez (2012, p. 55) argue that when small communities grow around an industry a strong sense of “communal beingness” develops through shared histories of social change, solidarity, trade unionism, and struggle. This has the capacity to produce a fear of outsiders and reluctance to move away. However, this potentially characterizes post-industrial communities as static, “narrow and parochial” (Strangleman et al., 1999, p. 1.1).

Mängus on isiklik heaolu:

Smith et al. (2021) illustrate how everyday esthetic judgments are potentially racialising through repeated juxtapositions of the material consequences of poverty, such as squalor and disorder, with the presence of diverse populations.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

The construction of immigration as a social problem is firmly rooted in the economic context and the impacts of austerity, deindustrialization and economic restructuring. […] The construction of immigration as a social problem is also rooted in the material and symbolic landscapes of place.

Kui aga esitada teine perspektiiv:

A fundamental difference being that the Swedish government departed from austerity measures and instead, purposely and significantly increased spending in migrant-receiving municipalities, meaning that immigration was seen as an opportunity for declining communities.

Pattison, J. (2022). “There’s just too many”: The construction of immigration as a social problemThe British Journal of Sociology.