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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

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Published Cambridge: Polity, 2018

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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