Migration Context and Contestations



This chapter theorises African immigrants as the threatening other in South Africa based on secondary sources and other sources from the media. The chapter demonstrates how and why African immigrants are constructed as the threatening other and on this basis puts a case for the need for a deconstructionist reading and analysis of the projection of African immigrants as the threatening other.


African immigrants Deconstructionist Threatening other South africa 


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  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

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