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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Our task for the remainder of the chapter, then, is to assess the tools used in this research, namely the typical concepts deployed in it. How have they guided investigation? How productive have they been? Where have they fallen short?
... did some media outlets frequently cover stories related to people of color, did others typically render them invisible, were there spikes and lulls in their media coverage? In this way also the leitmotifs of coverage became more ...
The categories which researchers established typically assumed language was always lucid and operated on a single level ... Third, there was a problem in the classical 'content analysis' approach's typical inability to take into account ...
Social psychologist Henri Tajfel (1982) indeed argued that cognition typically operates by reducing the complex flux of social reality to bi—polar categories, suggesting therefore the psychological normalcy and ease with which racial ...
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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