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The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.


Racism consists of prejudicial ideological beliefs about the innate inferiority of an other ‘race’ or ‘races’, and the discriminatory behaviour, practices and policies which originate, and draw strength from such beliefs. By the old adage, ‘racism = prejudicial beliefs + power’. Taking these two components of racism in turn: first, all forms of racism are underpinned by a belief in ‘a natural relation between an essence attributed to a human population, whether biological or cultural, and social outcomes that do, will or should flow from this’ (Anthias, 1995: 288). Thus, racists believe that human potential is forever controlled by our ‘racial essence’: this ‘racial essence’ is assumed to wield a positive or progressive influence over whites and a negative or regressive influence over non-whites (by ...

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