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“It’s not good, but it could be worse”: Racial microaggressions toward Chinese international students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thais França (França, T.); Sofia Gaspar (Gaspar, S.); Diego Mathias (Mathias, D.);
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Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education
Ano (publicação definitiva)
2024
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
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Abstract/Resumo
Since the 2010s, Portugal has experienced a considerable growth in the number of Chinese international students, who have been attracted by the country’s image of tolerance and openness for diversity. However, as it was reported in other contexts, throughout the health crisis, these students were blatantly confronted with racial microaggressions in their daily routines inside and outside their higher education institutions’ facilities. Drawing on evidence from 30 in-depth interviews conducted with Chinese international students in Portugal and following a thematic analysis approach, this paper analyses how they frame and perceive their encounters with racism in their daily lives during the pandemic. We argue that Chinese international students resort on distinct discursive strategies to negotiate their encounters with racism during their sojourns in Portugal throughout the health crisis and to negate their “otherness” as a racial minority in the country.
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  • Ciências da Educação - Ciências Sociais
  • Sociologia - Ciências Sociais
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Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
UIDB/03126/2020 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia