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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Racism is a poisonous ideology and a destructive practice. It is predominantly anathematized by states, politicians and populations as a stain on civilized society. And yet, it is also virtually endemic. The dis— courses which vilify ...
The politics of ethnicity become vulnerable to the discourses of racism, and the ideology of 'race' can be effectively disguised and embedded in the language of ethnicity. Consequently, it is important that we are all able to develop a ...
This is not some ad hoc pragmatic linguistic strategy which draws upon a definite body of thought that happens to be present in the collective discourse. As the quote above notes, racialization is a historically specific ideological ...
The legitimacy of these attributions is found in the ideology of race itself: in the system of beliefs which underpin the existence and mode of repro— duction of 'race'. Thus, ideas regarding the inferiority of the Black African have ...
Useful extended accounts of the varieties of race ideology and their articulation with the practices and products of the mass media have been provided by Ferguson (1999) and Gandy (1998). For our purposes here the simultaneous existence ...
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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