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Representing Race

Representing Race
Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media

February 2005 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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. 

'Race' and Ethnicity: Definitions and Issues
Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Media
Racism and the Media of the Extreme Right
Violence, 'Race' and Media: Comparative Perspectives
The Distinctive Challenge of Indigeneity
Media Monitoring and Codes of Practice
Pressurizing the Media Industry: Achievements and Limitations
Communities of Practice and the Cultures of Media Production
The Multi-Ethnic Public Sphere and Differentiated Citizenship

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

"It succeeds on all levels as a key text in exploring the issues of depiction of race and ethnicity in media and the combating of mediated racism." 


Patrick L. Stearns
Morgan State University
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