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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In identifying the role of the media in the hegemonic racialization of social relations the news media are self-evidently an appropriate place from which to start. For it is precisely in the definition of the situation offered by news ...
As institutions, the mass media provide an organizational framework within which individuals interact in the context of set roles and established power hierarchies. Consequently, the mass media provide a venue within which individuals' ...
The role of such markers is to locate the boundary between the in-group and the out— group. In making this observation Eriksen is benefiting from the earlier contribution of Barth (1969) who helpfully criticized earlier anthropology's ...
Thus, for example, indigenous peoples are likely to give a central role to their long association with a specific territory, whilst globally migrant diasporic communities may well find their historical connection through historically ...
From the early days of George Herbert Mead (1934) there has been acceptance that we all have multiple social roles and consequently multiple facets to our identity. The multifaceted nature of human identities is entirely consistent with ...
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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