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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Our position is, unequivocally, that the prime motive in framing research on 'race' and/or ethnicity needs to be to contribute to a just and thus — indeed only thus — peaceful and stimulating society. Our aim should be to critique media ...
... been significantly moderated in many contexts by the use of discoursive alternatives, but the subtle framing of the racist assertion has shown its potential for legitimating the utterance of xenophobic and discriminatory arguments.
The systems of thought that provide the framing legitimacy for these beliefs have also a demonstrable capacity to change, and to operate synchronously through eclectic usage. Mapping race thinking and the permeations of racism within ...
After that we will examine the prime concepts that have been deployed in the analysis of 'racial' and 'ethnic' media content: image, stereotype, framing, ideology, representation, discourse, text. It is often the case that specific ...
Bi-polar framing may be normal — dark-light, good—bad and the rest — but we are capable of thinking outside of binaries, and ever more so in the culturally hybrid planet that ...
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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