Diversity in U.S. Mass Media

Author: Catherine A. Luther,Carolyn Ringer Lepre,Naeemah Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119234018

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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An updated edition of the comprehensive resource that covers the various areas associated with representations of diversity within the mass media The second edition of Diversity in U.S. Mass Media presents a review of the evolution and the many issues surrounding portrayals of social groups in the mass media of the United States. Unfortunately, all too often mass media depictions play a crucial role in shaping our views about individuals and social groups. Filled with instructive insights into the ways social groups are represented through the mass media, Diversity in U.S. Mass Media offers a better understanding of groups and individuals different from ourselves. The revised second edition is filled with recent, illustrative examples from the media. Comprehensive in scope, the authors address a wide range of issues that include representations of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, class, and religion in films, television, and the press. The authors encourage readers to question what is being presented and explore the extent to which they agree with the perspectives that are described. Diversity in U.S. Mass Media is an important resource that: Offers an understanding of how various social groups are being represented in the mass media Explores how diverse communities inform and intersect with one another Draws on updated studies on the topic and presents original research and observations Includes new chapters on media portrayals of mixed race relationships and multiracial/multiethnic people and representations of religion and faith Accompanied by a companion website for instructors including many useful pedagogical tools, such as a test bank, viewing list, exercises, and sample syllabi Revised and updated, the second edition of Diversity in U.S. Mass Media offers a broad perspective on the myriad issues that influence how the media portrays social groups. Throughout the text, the authors show consistencies as well as differences in media representations of minority groups in the United States.

African Americans and Mass Media

A Case for Diversity in Media Ownership

Author: Richard T. Craig

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739191276

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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This book examines race, media, and ownership diversity and argues that growing conglomerate media ownership hinders the diversity of voices and content. The focus on minority media ownership and the declining presence of minority media owners addresses a variety of social and political concerns connected to communication policy development.

Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media

Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour,Theresa Carilli

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439296

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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This book provides rich and detailed accounts of how the media filters racial/ethnic identity through economic or sensationalized perspectives in newspapers, films, television, and radio. By exploring media descriptions of various racial/ethnic groups, Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media provides opportunities to discover, debate, and discuss issues surrounding race/ethnicity and the role of the media in American society.

Arab Mass Media

Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics

Author: William A. Rugh

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982126

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Examining the economic and organizational structure and operation of Arab mass media, Rugh (president, America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.) categorizes Arab print media into five subtypes, describing and analyzing them in separate chapters. Syria, Sudan, Libya, and pre-2003 Iraq

Race, Multiculturalism, and the Media

From Mass to Class Communication

Author: Clint C. Wilson II,Felix Gutierrez

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803946293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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This updated edition of the innovative book Minorities and the Media sheds light on the historical relationship between the four largest racial groups and the mainstream media in the United States. Focusing on Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans, the book illustrates that while the term minority is no longer accurate in many cases, inequities among the four groups persist, and that the notion of mass media has now diversified into media which are targeted at specific, often racially defined, audiences. Through an examination of cinema, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, advertising and a new chapter on public relations, the book demonstrates how the four groups are represented by the various media.

Media Control

Wie die Medien uns manipulieren

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349296253X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Nicht erst im Irakkrieg spielten die US-Massenmedien eine fatale Rolle als Propagandainstrumente der Außenpolitik. Noam Chomsky, einer der wichtigsten Querdenker der USA, wirft den Medien vor, unbequeme Tatsachen bereitwillig zu verschleiern und die Verbrechen des »Feindes« wie mit der Lupe zu betrachten. Obwohl sie keiner direkten staatlichen Kontrolle unterliegen, verstehen sich die Massenmedien in den USA nicht als kritische Gegner, sondern als Partner der Regierung und ihrer hegemonialen Ziele.

African Americans and the Media

Author: Catherine Squires

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745640362

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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This work provides a textbook overview of the past, present, and future of African Americans in US media. It brings together work from a variety of disciplines to provide the fullest understanding of this complex relationship to date.

Language Diversity in the Classroom

From Intention to Practice

Author: Geneva Smitherman,Victor Villanueva

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809325322

Category: Education

Page: 162

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It’s no secret that, in most American classrooms, students are expected to master standardized American English and the conventions of Edited American English if they wish to succeed. Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice works to realign these conceptions through a series of provocative yet evenhanded essays that explore the ways we have enacted and continue to enact our beliefs in the integrity of the many languages and Englishes that arise both in the classroom and in professional communities. Edited by Geneva Smitherman and Victor Villanueva, the collection was motivated by a survey project on language awareness commissioned by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. All actively involved in supporting diversity in education, the contributors address the major issues inherent in linguistically diverse classrooms: language and racism, language and nationalism, and the challenges in teaching writing while respecting and celebrating students’ own languages. Offering historical and pedagogical perspectives on language awareness and language diversity, the essays reveal the nationalism implicit in the concept of a “standard English,” advocate alternative training and teaching practices for instructors at all levels, and promote the respect and importance of the country’s diverse dialects, languages, and literatures. Contributors include Geneva Smitherman, Victor Villanueva, Elaine Richardson, Victoria Cliett, Arnetha F. Ball, Rashidah Jammi` Muhammad, Kim Brian Lovejoy, Gail Y. Okawa, Jan Swearingen, and Dave Pruett. The volume also includes a foreword by Suresh Canagarajah and a substantial bibliography of resources about bilingualism and language diversity.

Die Stimme der Medien

Pressekommentare und politische Öffentlichkeit in der Bundesrepublik

Author: Christiane Eilders,Friedhelm Neidhardt,Barbara Pfetsch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322805573

Category: Political Science

Page: 431

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Der Band stellt Befunde aus einer umfangreichen Analyse der Kommentare überregionaler Tageszeitungen 1994 bis 1998 vor und rekonstruiert damit die Struktur der öffentlichen Meinung in der Bundesrepublik. Themenagenden, Deutungsrahmen und Positionen stehen anhaltend bedeutsamen Konfliktlinien im politisch segmentierten Mediensystem gegenüber.

Diversity in America

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412956374

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This Third Edition once more squarely addresses the topic which perhaps generates more passion, invective, and raucous debate than all others in American society today. Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Is there too much immigration? Are Americans no longer sufficiently 'American'? This book answers these questions by using history and sociology to shed light on socially constructed myths about the past, misunderstandings from the present, and anxieties about the future of American social and cultural diversity.

Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change

Author: Rogelio S?enz,Maria Cristina Morales

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509500162

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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As the major driver of U.S. demographic change, Latinos are reshaping key aspects of the social, economic, political, and cultural landscape of the country. In the process, Latinos are challenging the longstanding black/white paradigm that has been used as a lens to understand racial and ethnic matters in the United States. In this book, Sáenz and Morales provide one of the broadest sociological examinations of Latinos in the United States. The book focuses on the numerous diverse groups that constitute the Latino population and the role that the U.S. government has played in establishing immigration from Latin America to the United States. The book highlights the experiences of Latinos in a variety of domains including education, political engagement, work and economic life, family, religion, health and health care, crime and victimization, and mass media. To address these issues in each chapter the authors engage sociological perspectives, present data examining major trends for both native-born and immigrant populations, and engage readers in thinking about the major issues that Latinos are facing in each of these dimensions. The book clearly illustrates the diverse experiences of the array of Latino groups in the United States, with some of these groups succeeding socially and economically, while other groups continue to experience major social and economic challenges. The book concludes with a discussion of what the future holds for Latinos. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students, social scientists, and policymakers interested in Latinos and their place in contemporary society.

Diversity in the Media

History of the Cultural Diversity Advisory Group to the Media, 1992-2007

Author: Anver Jeevanjee,Pauline Brandt

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1906534667

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Describes the barriers to progress and highlights the positive impact of the CDAGM in relation to institutions such as the BBC, ITV, Newsquest, Westminster Media Forum, DCMS and Parliamentary Select Committees. This book is suitable for those concerned with democracy, fairness and social inclusion.

Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space

Author: I. Rigoni,E. Saitta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283408

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Through enhancing reflection on the treatment of cultural diversity in contemporary Western societies, this collection aims to move the debate beyond the opposition between ethnicity and citizenship and demonstrate ways to achieve equality in multicultural and globalised societies.

Racism, Sexism, and the Media

The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America

Author: Clint C Wilson II,Felix Gutierrez,Lena Chao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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Racial and ethnic inclusiveness has grown to be more important in the Untied States as its society has become increasingly diverse. Racism, Sexism, and the Media: The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America, Third Edition examines how people of color fit into the fabric of America and how the media tell them and others how they fit. Authors Clint C. Wilson, Félix Gutiérrez, and Lena M. Chao perceive the rise of class communication as a result of the convergence of new media technologies and continued demographic segmentation of audiences as people of color grow as targets of and markets for the media. Racism, Sexism, and the Media, Third Edition is recommended for undergraduate and graduate students of mass communication and social sciences, including journalism, broadcasting, film, and advertising.

Public Culture

Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States

Author: Marguerite S. Shaffer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206843

Category: History

Page: 392

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In the United States today many people are as likely to identify themselves by their ethnicity or region as by their nationality. In this country with its diversity and inequalities, can there be a shared public culture? Is there an unbridgeable gap between cultural variety and civic unity, or can public forms of expression provide an opportunity for Americans to come together as a people? In Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States, an interdisciplinary group of scholars addresses these questions while considering the state of American public culture over the past one hundred years. From medicine shows to the Internet, from the Los Angeles Plaza to the Las Vegas Strip, from the commemoration of the Oklahoma City bombing to television programming after 9/11, public sights and scenes provide ways to negotiate new forms of belonging in a diverse, postmodern community. By analyzing these cultural phenomena, the essays in this volume reveal how mass media, consumerism, increased privatization of space, and growing political polarization have transformed public culture and the very notion of the American public. Focusing on four central themes—public action, public image, public space, and public identity—and approaching shared culture from a range of disciplines—including mass communication, history, sociology, urban studies, ethnic studies, and cultural studies—Public Culture offers refreshing perspectives on a subject of perennial significance.

McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory

Author: Denis McQuail

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972433

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

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McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology, and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to McQuail's Mass Communication Theory, it can also function independently of that text. provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology, and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to , it can also function independently of that text.

Zero Comments

Elemente einer kritischen Internetkultur (übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Andreas Kallfelz)

Author: Geert Lovink

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839408040

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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In diesem dritten Band seiner kritischen Studien zur Internetkultur hinterfragt Geert Lovink den jüngsten »Web 2.0«-Hype um Blogs, Wikis oder Netzgemeinschaften. Anstatt den »Bürger-Journalismus« zu idealisieren, untersucht der Autor den »nihilistischen Impuls« der Blogs, etablierte Bedeutungsstrukturen auszuhöhlen und - voller Stolz auf ihren Insider-Charakter - das Verlinken, Indexieren und Ranking zum Hauptantrieb zu erheben. Darüber hinaus behandelt das Buch die stille Globalisierung des Internets, in der nicht mehr der Westen, sondern Länder wie Indien, China und Brasilien sich zu einflussreichen Akteuren entwickeln. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt ist die Revision des Theoriebestands: Geert Lovink aktualisiert überholte Konzepte wie die der Globalen Internet-Zeit, der Taktischen Medien oder der Krise der Medienkunst und widmet sich dem schwierigen Verhältnis zwischen Architektur und Netz. Das Buch schließt mit spekulativen Bemerkungen zu Modellen wie Organisierte Netzwerke, Freie Kooperation und Verteilte Ästhetik.

Sexual Teens, Sexual Media

Investigating Media's Influence on Adolescent Sexuality

Author: Jane D. Brown,Jeanne R. Steele,Kim Walsh-Childers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135661723

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This collection explores the sexual content of U.S. mass media and its influence in the lives of adolescents. Contributors address the topic of sexuality broadly, including evidence not only about physical sex acts, but also about the role the media play in the development of gender roles, standards of beauty, courtship, and relationship norms. Chapters included here present new perspectives on what teens are paying attention to in the media, and offer insight into how teens are understanding and applying what the media present about sex and sexuality. Employing various methodological approaches, the studies also represent a diversity of adolescent audiences and deal with a wide variety of media content, ranging from teens' favorite TV programs to magazines, movies, music, and teen girls' Web pages. Taken as a whole, this volume highlights the significant roles the media play in adolescents' sexual lives. Sexual Teens, Sexual Media contributes important evidence to the ongoing debate over media effects, making it essential reading for scholars and students in media studies, as well as social and developmental psychology.