People out of place: allochthony and autochthony in the Netherlands' identity discourse — metaphors and categories in action

@article{Yanow2013PeopleOO,
  title={People out of place: allochthony and autochthony in the Netherlands' identity discourse — metaphors and categories in action},
  author={D. Yanow and Marleen van der Haar},
  journal={Journal of International Relations and Development},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={227-261}
}
As with much of Europe, the Netherlands has no explicit ‘race’ discourse; however, the state, through its public policy and administrative practices, does categorise its population along ‘ethnic’ lines, using birthplace — one's own or one's (grand-) parent's — as the surrogate determining factor. The contemporary operative taxonomy has until recently been binary: autochtoon (of Dutch heritage) and allochtoon (of foreign birth). Used earlier at the provincial level in respect of internal… Expand