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New media have radically altered our understanding of racism, so that an issue that has too often been assumed to belong to the past has been thrust into the contemporary mainstream. In light of the clear impact of both traditional and new media on Brexit in the UK and the Trump Presidency in the US, it is imperative for students of media and public discourse to examine the role played by the media in the generation, circulation and contestation of racist ideas. In Racism and Media, Gavan Titley: • Explains why racism is such a complex and contested concept • Provides a set of theoretical and analytical tools with which to interrogate the empirical world of racism and media • Demonstrates methods’ application through a wide range of case studies, taking in examples from the UK, US, Europe and Australia • Examines the rise and impact of online and social media racism • Invites readers to confront tensions in their own experiences of racism and media This book is an essential companion for students of media, communications, sociology and cultural studies.

Hate speech, free speech and media events
Hate speech, free speech and media events
The recursive and the real

Public debate concerning racism almost invariably features some form of controversy over the nature and legitimacy of public expression. Ideas such as offence, harm and injury have been emphasized in public culture in an attempt to capture the unsettling, humiliating and often dehumanizing impacts of being targeted by racist and discriminatory speech. The urgency and complexity of these notions have been ratcheted up by the extensive opportunities provided by connective media for organized and ambient racist harassment and expression, and the new range of regulatory and ethical questions raised by the generativity of these platforms in extending the scope and range of racialized abuse. At the ...

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