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The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

ISBN 9781138020726
Published December 6, 2016 by Routledge
338 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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).