‘People think that Romanians and Roma are the same’: everyday bordering and the lifting of transitional controls

Georgie Wemyss, Kathryn Cassidy

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Abstract

On 1 January 2014 the transitional controls on free movement adopted by the UK when Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007, ended. This paper demonstrates how the discourses of politicians relating to their removal, amplified via news media contributed to the extension of state bordering practices further into everyday life. Based on ethnographic research into everyday bordering during 2013-2015 the paper uses an intersectional framework to explore how this homogenizing, bordering discourse was experienced and contested from differently situated perspectives of Roma and non--Roma social actors from established communities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Early online date22 Dec 2016
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Dec 2016

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