Maximilian Viatori

This article explores the role that images of a threatening racial other play in the exercise of power and demonstrates that the discursive framing of such threats pro-vides insight into how responses to perceived risks become possible and politically desirable. Specifically, it examines print press coverage of the 1990 Indigenous uprising in Ecuador to examine how white-elites sought to defend the public invisibility of whiteness by framing Indigenous protesters as threatening racial others. Coverage of the 1990 uprising in Ecuador’s major newspapers encouraged a moral panic about the potential threatRead More