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Print media framings of those blonde Roma children

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Show simple item record Marron, Aileen Joyce, Ann Marie Carr, James Devereux, Eoin Breen, Michael J. Power, Martin J. Haynes, Amanda 2020-05-21T11:44:54Z 2020-05-21T11:44:54Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Marron, A., Joyce, A., Carr,J., Devereux, E., Breen, M., Power, M. and Haynes, A. (2016) 'Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives. London : Rowman and Littlefield International. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn HB 978-1-7834-8327-3
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract On October 16th 2013 Police carried out a raid on a Roma camp in Farsala in Central Greece. They rescued ‘Maria’, a four year old child who was presumed to be the victim of child abduction (Okely 2014). Blonde, with fair skin and green-blue eyes, it was believed that she could not be related to the Roma gypsies claiming to be her family. DNA tests revealed the child was not a blood relative of her Roma parents, who were arrested on suspicion of child abduction. The child was subsequently removed from the camp and placed in the care of a local charity. Greek Police appealed to the international community to help identify Maria. Old myths of child abduction were quickly resurrected within media discourse. Children, it was said, were bought and sold for begging or for claiming social welfare payments. Media commentators asked how many other children might be hidden in such camps, and references were made to high profile missing children such as Madeleine McCann and Ben Needham (Richardson 2014). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Rowman and Littlefield International en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public and Political Discourses of Migration:International Perspectives,Amanda Haynes, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, and James Carr (eds); pp. 117-134
dc.subject Roma children en_US
dc.subject blonde en_US
dc.title Print media framings of those blonde Roma children en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-05-15T13:18:22Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1631665
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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