Skip to Content
Manchester Metropolitan University Library
Race and the cultural industries

Race and the cultural industries

Saha, Anamik, 1977- author

Addresses the important but largely overlooked question of how cultural industries work to reproduce ethnic and racial stereotypes. Studies of race and media are dominated by textual approaches that explore the politics of representation. But there is little understanding of how and why representations of race in the media take the shape that they do. How, one might ask, is race created by cultural industries? In this important new book, Anamik Saha encourages readers to focus on the production of representations of racial and ethnic minorities in film, television, music and the arts. His interdisciplinary approach combines critical media studies and media industries research with postcolonial studies and critical race perspectives to reveal how political economic forces and legacies of empire shape industrial cultural production and, in turn, media discourses around race. Race and the Cultural Industries is required reading for students and scholars of media and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in why historical representations of 'the Other' persist in the media and how they are to be challenged

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
All formats and editions (2)
Published Cambridge: Polity, 2018

This resource is available electronically from the following locations

Available at Online.

You can't reserve this item for one of the following reasons:

  • It is available on the shelf at your home library.
  • It is a reference-only item.
  • You have an issue with your library account.

  • Please contact for help.

  • Online – One available in Online resource

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    Online resource Reference Available


Statement of responsibility: Anamik Saha
ISBN: 1509505342, 9781509505340
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 200 pages
Subject: Ethnic studies; Media studies; Cultural industries.; Society.; Mass media and race relations.; Race.; Society & culture: general; Cultural pluralism in mass media.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781509505319