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Race, Culture and Media

Race, Culture and Media

March 2021 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How do media ‘make’ race? How do legacies of empire shape our understandings of race and media? How does racism structure the media industries? Is the internet an inherently white space?

Understanding the relationship between race, culture and media has never been more important. From the demonisation of Muslims to rampant new forms of racism on digital platforms, media are central to understanding how race is both constructed and experienced in everyday life.

Yet media are key to resisting racism, too. While they can silence and stereotype us, they can also enable us to cut across difference, to contest and mobilise, and to create genuine community.

Race, Culture and Media is a critical, impassioned and accessible exploration of this complex relationship. Anamik Saha outlines the theories, concepts and research you need to know in order to make sense of race, culture and media today - challenging you to move beyond simplistic notions of ‘diversity’ to really engage with issues of both power and participation.

It is essential reading for students and researchers across media, communication and cultural studies.

Dr Anamik Saha is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA Race, Media and Social Justice.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Race, Culture and Media
Chapter 2. Race in Media Studies
Chapter 3. Media and the Postcolonial
Chapter 4. Race, capitalism and media
Chapter 5. Nationalism, multiculturalism and media
Chapter 6. Race and media power
Chapter 7. Media, migration and racism
Chapter 8. Islamophobia and Media
Chapter 9. The production and circulation of blackness in media
Chapter 10. Digital race/racism
Chapter 11. Conclusion

Race, Culture and Media offers crucial insights regarding a wide range of themes and issues related to the relationship between nationalism, multiculturalism, race, capitalism, and media. The book reflects on significant moments in history, contemporary media examples, and cultural production changes. This is a text that is sure to shape future discussions about race, culture and media.

Dr Francesca Sobande
Cardiff University

With the publication of Race, Culture and Media, Anamik Saha has established himself as one of the leading critical theorists of race and the media. The book is at once both an original contribution to the fields of race, culture and media and also a comprehensive summation of the current debates. In short, there is no clearer introduction to the complex interrelations between race, culture and media available today. Race, Culture and Media, guides the reader through the contested and, at times, contradictory role of the media in “race-making”, as Saha expertly summarizes key debates from postcolonial theory, to the political and cultural economy of the media. With carefully chosen case studies, up to date examples, and clear summaries of key concepts, as well as guides to further reading, Race, Culture and Media will be an invaluable resource for both teachers and students, interested in the latest research in media and communication studies.

Professor Ben Carrington
Associate Professor of Sociology and Journalism, University of Southern California

For students taking a critical stance in their dissertation.

Ms Amina Chitembo
Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University
September 2, 2021

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