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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Therefore research on this subject that merely seeks to feed a career or fill pages is much more likely — if it has any impact at all — to contribute to perpetuating racism and ethnic discrimination than to help overcome them.
... or no social impact, as per Ioseph Klapper's influential The Eflects of Mass Communication (1960). Conversely in Britain, the two most active centers for media and cul— tural research (the Centre for Mass Communication Research at ...
As we stated in our Preface, the mediation of racism via mass media of all kinds is not the only source of its devastating impact, but it also operates in a molecular and penetrative fashion throughout the capillaries and pores of ...
These cynical US government definitions were diffused widely through the media, were only challenged by marginal groups, and had the most direct impact on all three nationalities. The concept of an 'economic' refugee was pivotal.
'Framing' also prompts us to explore the long-term impact on audiences' definitions of social reality, whether minority-ethnic audiences who find themselves systematically excluded except in repetitive and limiting news scenarios, ...
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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