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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... with a rise in research from other nations such as the Netherlands, France, Australia and Canada.3 There is also a particularly welcome growth in work from scholars of color.4 Why this sudden interest, especially in the USA?
Nor can we escape the fact that a number of those whose research work is used to underpin policies hostile to communities of color have claimed that they are setting the scene for a truly non-racist society, that they are actually the ...
However, the fact that this statement was from Charles Kingsley, distinguished English author, writing to his wife about his visit to Ireland, also usefully reminds us that racism is not necessarily about color.
Iordan's (1969) account of the parallel, and different, emergent attitudes to color under slavery in America and the Caribbean is an exemplary study. As, in the context of Australia, Hughes, 1987; and Reynold, 1999, 2001, have done for ...
In this way also the leitmotifs of coverage became more visible, such as the frequency with which people of color were associated in the media with immigrant or refugee status, violence, crime, disease, unemployment, welfare abuse, ...
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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