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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... be to find it rapidly overtaken by committed and searching scholarship, aimed at fomenting an exciting and imaginative media revolution that engages citizens of every background. 3 In developing this manuscript we have for some time.
3 In developing this manuscript we have for some time used the 'working title' Representing 'Race', ... but media studies as an academic specialization was only widely developed outside the USA and Britain in Australia, Canada, ...
In developed Western societies multi-culturalism has emerged as a necessary political nego— tiation of ethnic diversity in nation states. Throughout the world collectivities of people meld their shared interests and claim their common ...
Consequently, it is important that we are all able to develop a competence in distinguishing one from the other. 'Race' The power of 'race' as a way of comprehending human diversity lies essentially in our ease with categorization.
The idea of 'race' has been extensively studied and any understanding of the contemporary meaning and usage of race requires an understanding of its historical emergence and development. Race categories and the meanings attached to them ...
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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