Newspaper coverage of interethnic conflict : competing visions of America / by Hemant Shah and Michael C. Thornton.

"Newspaper Coverage of Interethnic Conflict: Competing Visions of America examines mainstream and ethnic minority news coverage of interethnic conflicts in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Authors Hemant Shah and Michael C. Thornton investigate the role of news in racial formation, the...

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Main Author: Shah, Hemant, 1957-
Other Authors: Thornton, Michael Charles.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, [2004]
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Summary:"Newspaper Coverage of Interethnic Conflict: Competing Visions of America examines mainstream and ethnic minority news coverage of interethnic conflicts in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Authors Hemant Shah and Michael C. Thornton investigate the role of news in racial formation, the place of ethnic minority media in the public sphere, and how these competing visions of America are part of ongoing social and political struggles to construct, define, and challenge the meanings of race and nation. The authors suggest that mainstream newspapers reinforce dominant racial ideology while ethnic minority newspapers provide an important counterhegemonic view of U.S. race relations." "The general process of racial formation and the role of news in that process will be compelling to anyone studying the social construction of racial categories. Newspaper Coverage of Interethnic Conflict is highly recommended for students and scholars in the fields of Journalism, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Sociology."--Jacket.
Physical Description:xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268) and index.
ISBN:0803972318
9780803972315
0803972326
9780803972322