Monday, August 24, 2009

Media messages

Book Mark
Examining Identity in Sports Media
Heather L. Hundley and Andrew C. Billings
( http://www.sagepublications.com/)

Skewed perception of race and beauty

The media plays a significant role in encouraging the processes of racism, racialisation, and racial formation, writes Mary G. McDonald in one of the essays included in Examining Identity in Sports Media. She rues that, despite notable counterexamples, white-dominated media characterisations frequently infer that white bodies inherently excel in the culturally valued status positio ns as leaders, hard workers, and authoritative experts.

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