Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media / Edition 1

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Combining case studies and critical analysis, this book examines how the electronic and print media's representation of cultural groups such as African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Chicanos contribute to the understanding (and misunderstanding) of this country's cultural experience.
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Provides rich and detailed accounts of how the media filters racial/ethnic identity through economic or sensationalized perspectives in newspapers, films, television, and radio. Themes include stereotyping, self-identity, status quo, and media responsibility. Specific topics include minority portrayal in modern newsprint cartoons, Hollywood and Mexican American stereotypes, the impact of cultural diversity in environmental and health news, and the omission of racism in K-12 cultural diversity curriculum. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791439302
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: SUNY Series in Human Communication Processes
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Foreword by George Gerbner



Part I. Introductory Perspectives

1. U.S. Minorities and the News

Bradley S. Greenberg and Jeffrey E. Brand

2. Minority Representation and Portrayal in Modem Newsprint Cartoons

Scott McLean

3. Disney does Diversity: The Social Context of Racial-Ethnic Imagery

Alan J. Spector

4. Beyond Employment Diversity: Rethinking Contemporary Racist News Representations

Christopher P. Campbell

Part II. Mass Media and Ethnicity

5. Hegemony in Black and White: Interfacial Buddy Films and the New Racism

B. Lee Artz

6. Black Situation Comedies and the Politics of Television Art

Angela M. S. Nelson

7. Crawling Toward Civil Rights: News Media Coverage of Disability Activism

Beth Hailer

8. Media Stereotypes of Jews: From JAPs to MDs

Marsha Woodbury

9. Still Crazy After All These Years: Italian Americans in Mainstream U.S. Films

Theresa Carilli

10. Ethnic Humor and Ingroup/Outgroup Positioning: Explicating Viewer Perceptions of All-American Girl

Mark P. Orbe, Ruth Seymour, and Mee-Eun Kang

11. Destroying the Past to Save the Present: Pastoral Voice and Native Identity

Richard Morris and Mary E. Stuckey

12. Ethnic Voices: Afrocentric Public Affairs Television Programming

Alice A. Tait

13. The Representation of Arabs in U.S. Electronic Media

Rebecca Ann Lind and James A. Danowski

14. Moving Beyond the Screen: Hollywood and Mexican American Stereotypes

Fernando Delgado

Part III. Mass Media and Conflicts

15. O. J. Live: Raced Ways of Seeing Innocence and Guilt

Darnell Montez Hunt

16. Mass-Mediated Realities and the Persian Gulf War: Inventing the Arab Enemy

Marouf Hasian, Jr.

17. Who's the Victim? Intercultural Perceptions Between African American and Korean American Business People in Dallas

Meta G. Carstarphen and Tae Guk Kim

18. Reporting Hantavirus: The Impact of Cultural Diversity in Environmental and Health News

JoAnn M. Valenti

Part IV. Mass Media and Education

19. The (Mis)Representation of Ethnicity and the Omission of Racism in K-12 Cultural Diversity Curriculum

Christy Hammer

20. Representing Arabs: Reliance on the Past

Greta D. Little

21. Using C-SPAN to Evaluate Sensitivity Toward Cultural Diversity: The Case of Ross Perot's 1992 Presidential Campaign

Jim Schnell

22. Distortion of "Islam" and "Muslims" in American Academic Discourse: Some Observations on the Sociology of Vested Enmity

Bud B. Khleif

Selected Bibliography

About the Editors

About the Contributors


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