The Routledge Companion to Media and Race serves as a comprehensive guide for scholars, students, and media professionals who seek to understand the key debates about the impact of media messages on racial attitudes and understanding. Broad in scope and richly presented from a diversity of perspectives, the book is divided into three sections: first, it summarizes the theoretical approaches that scholars have adopted to analyze the complexities of media messages about race and ethnicity, from the notion of "representation" to more recent concepts like Critical Race Theory. Second, the book reviews studies related to a variety of media, including film, television, print media, social media, music, and video games. Finally, contributors present a broad summary of media issues related to specific races and ethnicities and describe the relationship of the study of race to the study of gender and sexuality.
Table of Contents
I. Studying Race and Media: Theories and Approaches 1. Representation 2. Contemporary Racism 3. The Other 4. Cultivation Theory 5. Historical Analysis 6. Media Effects 7. Framing 8. Discourse Analysis 9. Critical Race Theory 10. Cultural Myth 11. Quantitative Analysis II. Race, The Medium, The Message 12. Primetime Television 13. Journalism 14. Film 15. Music Industry 16. Advertising 17. New Media 18. Ethnic Media 19. Sports Media 20. Children’s Television 21. Videogames III. Race, Ethnicity and Representation 22. African-American 23. Latino 24. Asian 25. Native American 26. Arab/Muslim 27. Middle East 28. Mixed Race 29. Whiteness 30. Gender and Race 31. Sexuality and Race
Christopher P. Campbell is a professor in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of Race, Myth and the News (Sage Publications, 1995) and co-author of Race and News: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2011).