Representing Race: Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media
Well-informed, thoughtful and transnational in its perspectives, Downing and Husband′s work is likely to become the key text in the field. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of race and representation.
- Professor Daya K. Thussu, University of Westminster
The media play a diverse and significant role in the practical expression of racism and in the everyday politics of ethnicity. Written by two veterans of research on media and ′race′, this book offers a fresh comparative analyses of the issues and sets out the key agendas for future study. Representing Race - Racisms, Ethnicities and Media:
Drawing on years of research, this book provides both a major intervention in the debate, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the area. It will be required reading for anyone interested in race, representation and the media.
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Thus, ideas regarding the inferiority of the Black African have persisted for centuries, but the arguments which have legitirnated these beliefs have changed over time. As Iordan (1969) so powerfully illustrated, in the seventeenth and ...
The metamorphosis of race thinking into systems of argument that have a paradigmatic quality has been extensively commented upon. In the USA distinctions have been made between symbolic racism (McConahy, 1986) and enlightened racism ...
Unfortunately, the more subtle (or abstruse) the method of analysis, the more readily are the arguments drawn from it dismissed by those who regard the pursuit of racist discourse as a neurotic activity of 'polit— ically correct' ...
The argument runs that since all institutions recruit from the general population they will have their inevitable share of rotten apples. Such a psychological account of prejudice all too easily leaves the basis of discrimination ...
Thus, for example, Young (1990) has provocatively argued that much 'history' is profoundly Eurocentric and Bonnett (2000) poses the question of how the White anti-racists shall transcend their whiteness. Auto—critiques of past, ...
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Achievements and Limitations
8 Communities of Practice and the Cultures of Media Production
9 The MultiEthnic Public Sphere and Differentiated Citizenship