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Racism and the role of imaginary others in Europe

Europe has witnessed an increase in covert cultural racism that is reflected in recent political turmoil in its nation-states. Far-right movements and populists are exploiting fear about existential and ontological threats to spur the exclusion of unwanted ‘others’, such as Muslims, Roma, and refugees.

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Figure 1: The increase in xenophobia in Europe.


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Kinnvall, C. Racism and the role of imaginary others in Europe. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0122 (2017).

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