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Racism and the Press

1st Edition

By Teun A. van Dijk

Routledge

290 pages

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Originally published in 1991. This book presents the results of an interdisciplinary study of the press coverage of ethnic affairs. Examples are drawn mainly from British and Dutch newspapers, but data from other countries are also reviewed. Besides providing the reader with a thorough content analysis of the material, the book is the first to introduce a detailed discourse analytical approach to the study of the ways in which ethnic minorities are portrayed in the press. The approach focuses on the topics, overall news report schemata, local meanings, style and rhetoric of news reports. Highly original, accomplished and penetrating, the book is the fruit of a decade of research into the question of racism and the press, important for ethnic studies, mass communication and media studies, sociology and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Study of Racism and the Press 2. Theoretical Framework 3. Headlines 4. Subjects and Topics 5. News Schemata, Argumentation and Editorials 6. Quotations and Sources 7. Meanings and Ideologies 8. Style and Rhetoric 9. The Reproduction of News about Ethnic Affairs 10. General Conclusions. Appendix: Guidelines on Race Reporting

About the Author

Tuen A. van Dijk teaches at the Pompeu Fabra University Department of Translation and Language Sciences in Spain. He has widely lectured internationally, especially in Latin America. He is editor of the journals Discourse & Society, Discourse Studies, Discourse & Communication and Discurso & Sociedad.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Journalism

Reissuing works originally published between 1963 and 2003, this set offers a wide-ranging selection of topics related to journalism and newspapers, from the operations of Fleet Street to cataloguing US newspapers. Topical volumes consider the press and racism, major disaster coverage and ethics while others present journalism methods from videotex to the internet. With particular current interest in the role of the media, several critical volumes here on its relation to politics and past practices will make this an intensely useful set covering history and issues which are still very prevalent.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies