Ethnity in the media

  • Created by: Woolf123
  • Created on: 18-04-19 11:34
Van Dijk (1991)
There are 5 main stereotypical representations that ethnic minority groups within the media will often fall into: as criminals, as abnormal, as threats, as dependent and as unimportant
1 of 6
Malik (2002)
In increasing numbers, members of minority ethnic communities are switching from mainstream TV channels to new cable and satellite networks that are specifically designed for members of ethic minority audiences
2 of 6
Malik (2008)
References research commissioned by Channel 4 that found while most white viewers thought broadcasters did a satisfactory job in representing multicultural Brtiain all other ethnic groups felt it to be 'very poor'
3 of 6
Chris Barker (1999)
Studied representations of ethnic minority groups in Eastenders, seeing it as reflecting changes in representations of ethnic minority groups as it contains a range of black and Asian characters with significant roles
4 of 6
Chris Barker (1999) continued
However, also noted Eastenders had been criticised for using stereotypes since black and Asian characters have been cast as doctors and shopkeepers
5 of 6
Hall (1995)
There has been a shift from overt racism to 'inferential' racism. Inferential racism occurs when coverage seems balanced but is based on racist assumptions. Debates are often based on the assumptions that black people are the 'source of the problem'
6 of 6

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

In increasing numbers, members of minority ethnic communities are switching from mainstream TV channels to new cable and satellite networks that are specifically designed for members of ethic minority audiences

Back

Malik (2002)

Card 3

Front

References research commissioned by Channel 4 that found while most white viewers thought broadcasters did a satisfactory job in representing multicultural Brtiain all other ethnic groups felt it to be 'very poor'

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Studied representations of ethnic minority groups in Eastenders, seeing it as reflecting changes in representations of ethnic minority groups as it contains a range of black and Asian characters with significant roles

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

However, also noted Eastenders had been criticised for using stereotypes since black and Asian characters have been cast as doctors and shopkeepers

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Mass Media resources »