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Representing Race Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media

ISBN-10: 0761969128

ISBN-13: 9780761969129

Edition: 2005

Authors: John D. H. Downing, Charles Husband

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The realities of racism maintain their sway globally, overlook or excuse them as we may. Ethnicity continues to be a pivotal dimension of national and international life. Within these processes media are key vectors, and their impact has recently attracted considerable academic focus. But does research to date adequately grasp the full breadth and dynamic of media operations in this sphere, whether for good or for ill? The authors begin with two chapters proposing definitions of 'race,' ethnicity, and their media representation. In the rest of the book they draw upon their own and others' research in a variety of locations - the UK, the USA, the Nordic nations, Australia, Russia, Latin America and elsewhere - to review a series of new or relatively untapped dimensions for anti-racist media research. These include indigenous people's media, videogames, ultra-rightist media, and a fresh reading of the public sphere concept. The range of topics addressed and their comparative treatment move this book's analysis beyond the standard British and American research narrative, while engaging critically with its achievements and shortcomings.
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 2/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

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

Charles Husband is professor emeritus of social analysis at the University of Bradford in the UK, docent in sociology at the University of Helsinki, and visiting professor at the Sami University College in Kautokeino, Norway.

'Race' and Ethnicity
Definitions and Issues
Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Media
Racism and the Media of the Extreme Right
Violence, 'Race' and Media
Comparative Perspectives
The Distinctive Challenge of Indigeneity
Media Monitoring and Codes of Practice
Pressurizing the Media Industry
Achievements and Limitations
Communities of Practice and the Cultures of Media Production
The Multi-Ethnic Public Sphere and Differentiated Citizenship