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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However, much as govern— ments, corporate leaders and majority populations persist in trying to sweep them under the rug, the unresolved issues of institutional racism and the pervasive tenacity of racist discourses consistently attract ...
... for legitimating the utterance of xenophobic and discriminatory arguments. Thus, in the British context, Margaret Thatcher's invocation of the 'genuine fears' of the majority population that their culture might be 'swamped' provided ...
Namely, there is an easy transposition of minority ethnic status into inevitable victirnhood. Within this paradigm historical realities are catalyzed by inchoate sentiments of majority guilt into a tumbling chaos of facts, ...
Past patterns of material relations between current majority and minority ethnic communities are argued to have continuing relevance for today's ethnic relations. Equally, the different historical experiences of nation-building must be ...
We will also address from time to time the media of minorityethnic groups as well as mainstream majority-ethnic media, though the former have received only a fraction of the attention of the latter. The Dominance of Textual Research ...
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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