Within a wider research line on policy-driven institutional discourses on migration by international/national institutions, NGO and political leaders, this contribution is aimed at illustrating the bipolarized social representations of immigrants inspiring 24 speeches by Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump. Statistical analyses using IRAMUTEQ included "specificity analysis" of discursive forms (words) and "cluster analysis." Results show that the Pope's discourse on migration (articulated into four clusters) is richer than the oversimplified Trump's discourse (originating just one cluster): the words "bridges" and "walls" emerge as representational nuclei of their bipolarized views of transnational migration, as metaphorical dichotomies of inclusive/exclusive policies. Emphasizing the need to build walls to protect the Americans, inspired by the sovereign ideology (AMERICA FIRST!), President Trump does not at all suspect that in the globalized interconnected world the AMERICA FIRST may become just AMERICA ALONE!

Bridges or walls? A metaphorical dichotomy of Pope Francis versus Donald Trump's views of transnational migration / de Rosa, Annamaria Silvana; Bocci, Elena; Latini, Martina. - In: JOURNAL OF PREVENTION & INTERVENTION IN THE COMMUNITY. - ISSN 1085-2352. - (2021), pp. 1-20. [10.1080/10852352.2021.1918611]

Bridges or walls? A metaphorical dichotomy of Pope Francis versus Donald Trump's views of transnational migration

de Rosa, Annamaria Silvana
Primo
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Bocci, Elena
Penultimo
Methodology
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Latini, Martina
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

Within a wider research line on policy-driven institutional discourses on migration by international/national institutions, NGO and political leaders, this contribution is aimed at illustrating the bipolarized social representations of immigrants inspiring 24 speeches by Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump. Statistical analyses using IRAMUTEQ included "specificity analysis" of discursive forms (words) and "cluster analysis." Results show that the Pope's discourse on migration (articulated into four clusters) is richer than the oversimplified Trump's discourse (originating just one cluster): the words "bridges" and "walls" emerge as representational nuclei of their bipolarized views of transnational migration, as metaphorical dichotomies of inclusive/exclusive policies. Emphasizing the need to build walls to protect the Americans, inspired by the sovereign ideology (AMERICA FIRST!), President Trump does not at all suspect that in the globalized interconnected world the AMERICA FIRST may become just AMERICA ALONE!
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