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

  title={People out of place: allochthony and autochthony in the Netherlands' identity discourse — metaphors and categories in action},
  author={Dvora Yanow and Marleen van der Haar},
  journal={Journal of International Relations and Development},
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… 
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