When the Subaltern Speaks: An Analysis of Skin, Voice, and Hybridity in Public Debate

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This paper addresses how the flesh of people of colour—or their skin to be more specific—come to play a role in organizing, that is, positioning the other in public debates in Denmark about ‘Danishness’ and integration. These issues recently resurfaced and became topical following the more than 1 million people – refugees, displaced persons, and other migrants – that, according to the European Commission (2016), made their way to the EU in 2015. These groups of people are, as for example seen on the front cover of the Polish magazine above, (re)presented as foreigners and brutal through their skin colour and religion and the assumed connection between the two.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts. Carne - Flesh and Organization : Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism. XXXV SCOS Rome
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationLeicester
PublisherUniversity of Leicester
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 35th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism. SCOS 2017 - Universita’ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201713 Jul 2017
Conference number: 35


ConferenceThe 35th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism. SCOS 2017
LocationUniversita’ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
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