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Anti-Islamism without Moslems : Cognitive Frames of Czech Antimigrant Politics



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics
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Faculty of Social Studies

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Keywords Czech Republic; Cognitive Frameworks; Antimigrant Politics; Antimigrant Rhetoric
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Description The paper deals with the way that the Czech extremist – as well as the mainstream – politicians use to frame the issues related to Moslem migration. The paper seeks to find the answer to a situation of successful use of anti-Islam and anti-immigrant campaigning in the country, which is neither a destination country nor an important transit country for the migrants. The paper approaches the topic through the conceptual lenses of the concept of cognitive frames. By discursive analysis of selected Czech politicians’ rhetoric in the period of 2015–2016, the authors show how politicians are constructing the cognitive frameworks on migrants and refugees, connecting these groups with radical Islam and the construct of danger, thus shifting the migration issue from the framework of international assistance and aid to securitized frameworks.
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