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