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Racial Formation Theory

  • By: Brenda J. Allen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Racial formation theory describes political processes that construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct racial categories and their meanings in the United States. This theory counters views of race as a fixed, objective element of human identity based mainly on physical characteristics such ...

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