Article Accepted Manuscript

Social invisibility and discrimination of Roma people in Italy and Brazil

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Melotti, Giannino
Bonomo, Mariana
Brasil, Julia Alves
Villano, Paola

Abstract / Description

In everyday debates on topics such as cultural differences, it seems relevant to analyze not only institutional conversations or speeches, but also mass-media communications. The way the media portray social events contributes to the construction of our categories of explanation of the world. The main purpose of this research is to analyze the representations of ‘gypsies’ in news articles published in some of the most important national newspapers in Italy and Brazil. Results show that Italian news focuses on the living conditions of Roma people, stereotypes, crimes suffered or attributed to them, and political and cultural debates on the Roma question in Italian cities. Brazilian news indicated themes associated with Roma in the context of artistic-cultural productions (films, soap operas, songs, dances and opera and theatre plays), mentioned with other Brazilian traditional peoples and communities, as well as the death of gypsies during the Nazi period. The paper discusses the processes of social invisibility and the social production of the (re)presentation of cliché images of Roma as a social problem, marginalized in the sphere of public policies and of their fundamental rights.

Keyword(s)

social representations Roma people Brazil Italy journalistic media newspapers

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Date of first publication

2021

Journal title

Journal of Social and Political Psychology

Publisher

PsychArchives

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acceptedVersion

Review status

reviewed

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Citation

Melotti, G., Bonomo, M., Brasil, J. A., & Villano, P. (in press). Social invisibility and discrimination of Roma people in Italy and Brazil [Accepted Manuscript]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology. http://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5122
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Melotti, Giannino
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Bonomo, Mariana
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Brasil, Julia Alves
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Villano, Paola
  • PsychArchives acquisition timestamp
    2021-09-22T13:37:42Z
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    2021-09-22T13:37:42Z
  • Date of first publication
    2021
  • Abstract / Description
    In everyday debates on topics such as cultural differences, it seems relevant to analyze not only institutional conversations or speeches, but also mass-media communications. The way the media portray social events contributes to the construction of our categories of explanation of the world. The main purpose of this research is to analyze the representations of ‘gypsies’ in news articles published in some of the most important national newspapers in Italy and Brazil. Results show that Italian news focuses on the living conditions of Roma people, stereotypes, crimes suffered or attributed to them, and political and cultural debates on the Roma question in Italian cities. Brazilian news indicated themes associated with Roma in the context of artistic-cultural productions (films, soap operas, songs, dances and opera and theatre plays), mentioned with other Brazilian traditional peoples and communities, as well as the death of gypsies during the Nazi period. The paper discusses the processes of social invisibility and the social production of the (re)presentation of cliché images of Roma as a social problem, marginalized in the sphere of public policies and of their fundamental rights.
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  • Publication status
    acceptedVersion
  • Review status
    reviewed
  • Sponsorship
    This work was partially supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq / Brasil - Número do processo CNPq / Brasil (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico / Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações): N. 430588/2016-0 (Valor: 14.484,09 reais).
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  • Citation
    Melotti, G., Bonomo, M., Brasil, J. A., & Villano, P. (in press). Social invisibility and discrimination of Roma people in Italy and Brazil [Accepted Manuscript]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology. http://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5122
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  • ISSN
    2195-3325
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4545
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5122
  • Language of content
    eng
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  • Publisher
    PsychArchives
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  • Is version of
    https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.6453
  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.6453
  • Keyword(s)
    social representations
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  • Keyword(s)
    Roma people
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  • Keyword(s)
    Brazil
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  • Keyword(s)
    Italy
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  • Keyword(s)
    journalistic media
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  • Keyword(s)
    newspapers
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  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    Social invisibility and discrimination of Roma people in Italy and Brazil
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  • DRO type
    article
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  • Journal title
    Journal of Social and Political Psychology
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    PsychOpenGOLD
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    Accepted Manuscript