Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media
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Representing Race by John D. H. Downing
Book DescriptionWell-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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761969129
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John D. H. Downing
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Sage Handbook of Media Studies, Hardback (October 2004)
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Questioning the Media, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by John D. H. Downing
'Clearly written, with careful signposting of relevant debates, this reader in the "critical tradition" is a model of an introductory cultural and media studies text... the writing is accessible, the concepts and arguments are sophisticated, and the tone is one of committed engagement' - Media International Australia
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Author Biography - John D. H. Downing
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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