Postcolonial media culture in Britain

CERE, Rinella and BRUNT, Rosalind, eds. (2011). Postcolonial media culture in Britain. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

Media studies has traditionally been concerned with issues of representation, stereotyping, identity formation and the ideological workings of media texts. Postcolonial studies has been similarly preoccupied with representation and the dominant narratives circulated about 'other' cultures. Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain examines how these 'other' cultures feature within specific media narratives and genres and how they have also worked to reclaim media representation on their own terms. This volume approaches its subject from two main perspectives: what is created and what is represented. The contributors explore the ways in which black and minority ethnic groups have created art, music and film,in addition to how they have participated in particular types of broadcast and digital media. Furthermore, they are concerned with how these minorities are themselves represented in news, current affairs and documentary, in media policy and in fictional and other artistic forms. Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain introduces a new interdisciplinary dimension to the analysis of media in Britain. It addresses the tangled histories of postcolonialism and bears witness to newly emerging practices and discourses that deserve to be both celebrated and rigorously analysed.

Item Type: Edited Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 18:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2011 11:57
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2810

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