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Over the past three decades, United States foreign policy, new immigrant communities, and increasing global economic interdependence have contributed to an increasingly complex political economy in America's major cities. For instance, recent immigration from Asia and Latin America has generated cultural anxiety and racial backlash among a number of ethnic communities in America.

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 ...

Asian American Newspaper Coverage of Los Angeles
Asian American newspaper coverage of Los Angeles

Of all the news texts examined in this book, Asian American newspapers provide a most distinctive perspective. In part, the point of view is unique among the papers we cover—particularly in the case of the Korean American papers—because they report stories of the rioting even as their community is figuratively and literally under siege. Given this position, one could assume that the Asian American press coverage would reveal a simplistic bias against the people perpetrating the assault. Instead, overall, we found the Asian American press coverage of the Los Angeles disturbances to be more sophisticated than the coverage provided by other newspapers examined in this book.

We examine five Asian American newspapers in ...

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