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.
... continuing failures on the part of mainstream media, globally, to fulfill their potential to inform, enlighten, question, imagine and explain in this often troubled and dangerous field of ethnic diversity in the contemporary world.
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 ...
... Mexican cinema helped reproduce and prolong the refusal to engage with the problem of 'race' characteristic of mainstream Mexican culture, at least until the Zapatista movement began to challenge hegemonic codes.
In this sense we could think of mainstream media as workshops of today's and tomorrow's racist ideology. Thus the term ideology, in this definition, can offer a richly sociological and historical lens through which to address media ...
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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