Media representations of Ethnicity
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- Varies across different ethnic groups
- Some groups are represented more negatively
- Like gender reps vary across media products
- Are channels dedicated to specific minority ethnic groups and representations in programmes from these will be different from those from mainstream sources.
- Channels present representations that are appreciated by their target audience but may be less engaging to groups outside the ethnic group.
- Hybrid identities within minority ethnic, creaes more complexity when thinking about media representations.
- Fusion music which combines two or more genres taken from different minority ethnic groups can be hard to categorise.
- Roles are constructed from white perspective usually because they are produced by white media professionals.
- Ethnic minority groups have been stereotyped, marginalised or excluded.
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Moore et al (2005)
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- Identified 5 stereotypes used to portray black people:
- A threat
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Van Dijk (1991)
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- Unconscious racism in media when reporting ethnic minority groups
- Negative language used and ack of reference to quotes from minority ethnic sources resulted in biased reporting.
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- Contemporary media do not accurately reflect ethnic reality of the contemporary UK
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- Representations of ethnic groups in EastEnders.
- Can be seen a representing multi-ethnic community since a range of black or Asian characters take up significant roles.
- Criticsed for using stereotypes by casting Asians as doctors and shopkeepers.
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