|Title||‘Sometimes there’s racism towards the French here’: Xenophobic Microaggressions in Pre-2016 London as Articulations of Symbolic Violence|
This article discusses xenophobic microaggressions (Pierce, 1970) experienced by members of the French community in London prior to the EU-Membership Referendum in 2016. Acting at the interface of agency and passivity, implicitness and complicity, they go unseen in the social space despite their omnipresence. Through a close reading of empirical data collected as part of an ethnographic study, the article posits that these microaggressions are articulations of historically embedded anti-French ‘symbolic violence’ (Bourdieu and Wacquant, 1992; Bourdieu, 1993). The three main areas addressed are humour, intersectionality and the reproductive nature of the phenomenon (Bourdieu and Passeron, 1970; Bourdieu, 1972).
|Keywords||symbolic violence, xenophobic microaggressions, intersectionality, reproduction, French community|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/14608944.2019.1649250|
|Published online||05 Aug 2019|