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Anti-racism and Multiculturalism
Studies in International Communication

ISBN 9781412813228
Published January 7, 2010 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

All scholarly books are engagements with the existing literature, often the published scholarly work of one established discipline. This book originated with modest objectives, to produce a work that would be in conversation with the literature of international relations even though not of relevance only to that field. The professed goal of international relations is international peace. The ethical lens of pondering the best means to achieve world peace is used to filter media content in the field of multiculturalism and anti-racism. Although there has been little work on the impact of racial difference on the contours of contemporary international order, there has been a sizeable body of research intended to abolish the credibility of pseudo-scientific racism. Such racism has provided the ideological foundation and justification for imperialism, colonialism, the holocaust, and apartheid. Race has been debunked as a myth. Because of this, racism - the ideology bred of human classification according to racial difference - has been found to be intellectually and morally barren. But the need to communicate egalitarian and scientific sentiments remains. The contributors to this volume consider five questions: How does the literature on antiracism improve our understanding of conflict resolution? How does the analysis of the media's role in racist and anti-racist discourses improve the process of theorizing on hate and war propaganda? How can research on anti-racist discourse improve UN peacekeeping? What implications does this subject have for theory-building and cultural diversity? How and why should the literature on anti-racism expand research in international relations? This is a unique, worthwhile framework for cross-disciplinary research in race and intellectual consensus and conflict.

Table of Contents


Anti-Racism as International Communication: An Introduction
Mark D. Alleyne

Part I—Anti-Racism as Naming

Race, Mass Communication, and Modernization: Intellectual Networks and the Flow of Ideas
Hemant Shah

U.S. Treaty Obligations and the Politics of Racism and Anti-Racism Discourse
Sylvanna M. Falcon

Anti-Racist Communication in Soccer: A Spoilt Vocabulary?
Floris Muller, Liesbet van Zoonen, and Laurens de Roode

Part II—Anti-Racism as Campaigning

Media Campaigns and Asylum Seekers in Scotland
Jairo Lugo-Ocando

Anti-Racist Campaigning and Nation-Building in Namibia
Ingrid A. Lehmann

Celebrating Multiculturalism: European Multicultural Media Initiatives as Anti-Racist Practices
Karina Horsti

The Myth of Racial Democracy: Music and Performance as Interventions into the Public Discourse on Race in Brazil
Nakisha T. Nesmith

British Asians and the Cultural Politics of Anti-Racist Campaigning in English Football
Daniel Burdsey

Anti-Racism as Identity Politics: A Constructivist Approach to the FARE and Ad Council Campaigns
Mark D. Alleyne

Conclusion: Anti-Racism as International Communication
Mark D. Alleyne


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