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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Yet another way of emphasizing this same principle is to be found in the concept of racialization, which Omi and Winant define as: 'the extension of racial meaning to a previous racially unclassified relationships, social practice or ...
In this frame 'race', along with other comparable concepts such as gender and class, is most definitely seen as being constructed in a contested struggle for power in a society shaped by stable social differentiation and inequality.
A good illustration of this reality is to be found in the concept of discursive de-racialization. Reeves defines this as: 'persons speak purposely to their audience about racial matters, while avoiding the overt deployment of racial ...
Hybridity is one of the most recurrent concepts employed in con— temporary discussions of ethnicity and it is not ... A further contemporary vogue concept, diaspora, offers an additional edge to our understanding of ethnic hybridity.
More recently Cunningham and Sinclair have provided a valuable cautionary critique of the concept of diaspora and its use and misuse. They note that: '(A) sense of cultural adaptiveness, innovation and hybridity (which), along with the ...
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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