Representing Race: Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media

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"It succeeds on all levels as a key text in exploring the issues of depiction of race and ethnicity in media and the combating of mediated racism." -COMMUNICATION RESEARCH TRENDSWell-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, UK 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- Introduces and evaluates key conceptual issues- Provides a conceptual framework for understanding the role of the media- Addresses a number of pressing political concerns including 'racial'justice and the drift to the Right- Includes a wide range of contemporary examples from Britain, the USA, Europe, Australia.- Analyzes the growth of indigenous people's media- Compares media representations of 'race', 'religion', 'tribe',and 'nationality'- Assesses current strategies for reforming professional media practice in this sphere.Drawing on years of research, this book provides both a major intervention in the debate, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the area. As such, it will be required reading for anyone interested in 'race', representation and the media.

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Contents

Research on Racism Ethnicity and Media
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Racism and the Media of the Extremist Right
60
Comparative Perspectives
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John Downing is Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin. He is a co-editor of Questioning the Media (1990) and has contributed to the journals Media, Culture & Society and Discourse & Society

John Downing is Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin. He is a co-editor of Questioning the Media (1990) and has contributed to the journals Media, Culture & Society and Discourse & Society

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