Thinking of buying a property in France for a new life? Beware the British media!
A flood, an invasion, bloodsuckers… we’ve all seen immigrants depicted using this kind of language in the British press. Did you know British journalists living in France use the same language to refer to their compatriots who’ve also made the move?
Migration often fosters resentment, but resentment of the British abroad is often generated by other British people, in a kind of ‘us and them’ scenario.
Fascinated, I began a research project, investigating how the Brits in France were portrayed in the British media in the first decade of the 21st century.Continue reading “A new life in France: How the British media write about the Brits in France”