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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Barzun's discussion of race thinking underscores a critical insight that must be carried through the subsequent analyses in this text; namely, that racism starts with the use of race categories. Yet another way of emphasizing this same ...
meanings is encapsulated in Winant's (1994) discussion of racial formation as a hegemonic process. In this frame 'race', along with other comparable concepts such as gender and class, is most definitely seen as being constructed in a ...
(This will be developed elsewhere in our discussion of content and discourse analyses.) A successful exposure of the elements of racial stereotyping within the media will necessarily only accomplish one key task in illuminating the ...
We have already seen through our discussion of racism why the polysemic possibilities of race discourses may make this so. We shall shortly begin, through an examination of ethnicity, to understand why its characteristic nature also ...
Anticipating the discussion that is to follow, we may note that group rights, achieved and expressed through ethnic identification, may be in conflict with the processes of claiming and asserting individual rights.8 This discussion is ...
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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