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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After a long gap following the very early work of Robert Park (1970 ) on the USA's immigrant press,1 British ... In the USA, 1965's immigration law changes and continuing economic expansion jointly stimulated the arrival of new ...
Thus, immigrants may simul— taneously be 'taking our jobs' and 'living off state social support'. Essed (1991) and Wetherall and Potter (1992) have illustrated the wonderful casuistry of racist thought in everyday speech and thought.
For example, in the British context the word 'immigrant' has a long history of having a racialized significance ... 'Race' inhabits a ubiquitous connotative presence within the British political debate around immigration (Philo and ...
... anti—immigrant politics of her regime. It linked the nee-Conservative concerns with nation and tradition to the naturalness of in-group preference. Socio-biology and evolutionary psychology have provided supportive respectability to ...
In this way also the leitmotifs of coverage became more visible, such as the frequency with which people of color were associated in the media with immigrant or refugee status, violence, crime, disease, unemployment, welfare abuse, ...
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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