Parker, S. (2014). ‘Unwanted invaders’: The representation of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and Australian print media. Issue 23: Myth and Nation
This article explores the way in which asylum seekers and refugees have been discursively constructed by the print media in both the UK and Australia between 2001 and 2010. 40 articles were selected for analysis following a discursive psychological approach (Potter and Wetherell, 1987). It was found that the print media, in both the UK and Australia, draw on a number of interpretative repertoires when constructing accounts of refugees and asylum seekers. The principal repertoire found to be used was that of the "unwanted invader‟, which was achieved through the use of metaphors of criminals and water.