How media propagates and challenges racism
From Black Panther to #OscarsSoWhite, the concept of “race,” and how it is represented in media, has continued to attract attention in the public eye. In Racialized Media, Matthew W. Hughey, Emma González-Lesser, and the contributors to this important new collection of original essays provide a blueprint to this new, ever-changing media landscape.
With sweeping breadth, contributors examine a number of different mediums, including film, television, books, newspapers, social media, video games, and comics. Each chapter explores the impact of contemporary media on racial politics, culture, and meaning in society. Focusing on producers, gatekeepers, and consumers of media, this book offers an inside look at our media-saturated world, and the impact it has on our understanding of race, ethnicity, and more. Through an interdisciplinary lens, Racialized Media provides a much-needed look at the role of race and ethnicity in all phases of media production, distribution, and reception.
"Racialized Media presents a timely collection of readings investigating the complex relationship between race and media. A diverse mix of established and emerging scholars highlight contemporary topics, issues, and controversies concerning media production, circulation, and consumption. From traditional media forms like film, television, and news to social media and online artifacts, the book covers a broad array of cultural objects. An informative and thorough book, Racialized Media makes a convincing case for why media and race matter and how they are essential to understanding our social world." ~Maryann Erigha, author of The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry
"In an age in which mass media platforms increasingly shape our judgments about race and decision-making even about who should hold the highest office in the land, Matthew Hughey and Emma Gonzalez-Lesser have assembled an impressive array of scholars who provide nuance and texture to our understanding of the salience and ubiquity of race across various forms of mass media. Their work is a must-read!" ~Gregory S. Parks, co-author of A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality