Media and Social Representations of Otherness

Psycho-Social-Cultural Implications

  • Terri Mannarini
  • Giuseppe A. Veltri
  • Sergio Salvatore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Terri Mannarini, Sergio Salvatore, Giuseppe A. Veltri
    Pages 1-16
  3. Alessia Rochira, Sergio Salvatore, Giuseppe A. Veltri, Rozlyn R. Redd, Franco Lancia
    Pages 17-38
  4. Alessia Rochira, Evrinomy Avdi, Irini Kadianaki, Alina Pop, Rozlyn R. Redd, Gordon Sammut et al.
    Pages 39-59
  5. Luke J. Buhagiar, Gordon Sammut, Evrinomy Avdi, Ifigeneia Koutri, Anna Mylona, Alina Pop et al.
    Pages 61-81
  6. Alina Pop, Evrinomy Avdi, Irini Kadianaki, Ifigeneia Koutri, Anna Mylona, Alessia Rochira et al.
    Pages 83-102
  7. Sergio Salvatore, Viviana Fini, Terri Mannarini, Ahmet Suerdem, Giuseppe A. Veltri
    Pages 103-131
  8. Giuseppe A. Veltri, Terri Mannarini, Anna Krasteva, Marco Cremaschi, Gordon Sammut, Sergio Salvatore
    Pages 133-148

About this book


This book presents the main findings of an empirical exploration of media discourses on social representations of “otherness” in seven European countries. It focuses on the analysis of press discourses produced over a fifteen-year period (2000–2015) on three contemporary figures of otherness that challenge the identity of European societies, question the attitudes towards diversity, and pose significant challenges for policy-makers: immigration, Islam, and LGBT. The book provides a comprehensive and articulate map of how national media addresses such themes from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, revealing patterns of continuity and discontinuity across time and space. Lastly, it discusses these patterns in the light of their cultural meanings and their influence on social and political collective behaviours.


Identity-Otherness Dynamics Cultural Dynamics in European Societies European Media Representations of Immigrants European Media Representations of Islam European Media Representations of LGBT Social Representations Theory Social Representations of Immigrations in Europe Refugee Crisis in Europe Muslim Communities in Europe Social Representations of LGBT People in Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Terri Mannarini
    • 1
  • Giuseppe A. Veltri
    • 2
  • Sergio Salvatore
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of History, Society and Human StudiesUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversità di TrentoTrentoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Dynamic PsychologyLa Sapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-36098-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-36099-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-7306
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-7314
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