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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If the cognitive function of race thinking is to generate plausible accounts of reality that reflect positively on the identity of those employing it, then racial stereotypes must have plausibility. They must be able to account for the ...
With the nineteenthcentury ascendancy of the physical sciences as an explanatory system that had palpably revolutionized the known world, so too the 'realities' of race became amenable to scientific justification.
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The existence of racial discrimination amongst the workforce of the mass media industries has been an historical reality and is a continuing issue (Husband, 1994a; Cottle, 1997; Candy, 1998). Again, any attempt to reveal the current ...
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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