Publication details [#12553]

Cavicchiolo, Elisa. 2015. Students’ Images of Immigrants in Italy: First Results from a National Mixed Methods Study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 205 : 163–167. 5 pp.
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Amsterdam: Elsevier


The purpose of this research is to analyse the social representations of immigrants given by a sample of young Italian students, departing from a qualitative content study of a group of metaphors. Through qualitative and quantitative analyses we conclude that the source domains of the metaphors used by the students suggest patters of attributes against a typical representation of immigrants as threat. Then metaphors can help to read social representations.