The politics of representation in the politics of anti-racism

Saha, Anamik. 2020. The politics of representation in the politics of anti-racism. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(13), pp. 2357-2362. ISSN 0141-9870 [Article]

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In this short response to Gavan Titley’s new book Racism and Media, I engage with his discussion of the politics of the representation in relation to his important concept of debatability. I underline two key contributions made by Titley in the chapter “The Politics of Representation in Postracial Media Culture”: (1) the limitations of an anti-racist politics based on media representation alone and (2) how the politics of representation and the commentary and debate that it generates has become commodified and transformed into media content itself. I end the piece by suggesting some new routes for media-based anti-racist interventions, targeted at the level of political economy of the cultural industries.

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Media, race, politics of representation, political economy, cultural industries

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


15 June 2020Accepted
19 August 2020Published

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16 Jun 2020 10:45

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19 Feb 2022 02:26


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