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"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: *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 examples from Britain, the USA, Europe, and Australia. *Analyzes the growth of indigenous people's media. *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. It will be required reading for anyone interested in race, representation and the media.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761969129
ISBN-10: 0761969128
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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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