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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Conversely in Britain, the two most active centers for media and cul— tural research (the Centre for Mass Communication Research at Leicester University and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University), ...
Weimer's (1996) account of Iapanese racism is but one indicative instance of the adaptability of race thinking to different histories and cultures. And Kingsley's rabid anti—Irish sentiment, infused with the conventional language of the ...
The rigidity and inevitability of racial boundaries and the reproduction of the characteristics of distinct races is now capable of being theorized through an apparently cultural determinism. The metamorphosis of race thinking into ...
It is, indeed, a necessary foundation for engaging in contemporary political and cultural analysis. However, honest self—criticism should not be confused with Pollyannaish naivety. Membership of a minority ethnic community is no ...
Eriksen has suggested that: Ethnicity occurs when cultural differences are made relevant through interaction. This concerns what is socially relevant, not which cultural differences are 'actually there'.
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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