Cultural Diversity and Global Media: The Mediation of Difference
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cultural Diversity and Global Media explores the relationship between the media and multiculturalism.
- Summarises and critically discusses current approaches to multiculturalism and the media from a global perspecive
- Explores both the theoretical debates and empirical findings on multiculturalism and the media
- Assumes the new perspective of mediation of cultural diversity, which critically combines elements of previous theories in order to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the media and cultural diversity
- Explores media ‘moments’ of production, representation and consumption, while incorporating arguments on their shifting roles and boundaries
- Examines separately the role of the internet, which is linked to many changes in patterns of media production, representation and to increased possibilities for diasporic and transnational communication
- Contains pedagogical features that enable readers to understand and critically engage with the material, and draws upon and reviews an extensive bibliography, providing a useful reference tool.