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August 09 , 2009

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, UK

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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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