№ 3, 2010
A new situation in Russia in the sphere of migration demonstrates striking dynamics, particularly in the development of the social stereotypes as a mechanism of adaptation of the recipient society towards the permanently increasing flow of cross-border labor migrants. The article traces how changes in the attitude within the Russian society to migrants affected the structure of stereotypes, the level of fears and hostility being present there. The author draws the conclusion that by the beginning of 2000-s the stereotypes being formed on the basis of the old established constructions such as “a representative of ethnic minority” or “a foreigner” have been exhausted and pushed into the background. The ethnic principle of building stereotypes is being increasingly replaced by the emigrational one reflected in the image of “Gastarbeiter”. Now ethnophobia is being superseded by migration phobia that fuses with the fear of the rapidly developing China that is increasingly claiming status of the world superpower.
Main Page ~ Authors ~ Dyatlov Victor