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Merging the Subfields of Racialization and Media Policy

Jason A. Smith (George Mason University, USA)
Richard T. Craig (George Mason University, USA)

Racializing Media Policy

ISBN: 978-1-80455-737-2, eISBN: 978-1-80455-736-5

Publication date: 22 February 2023


Racialization is an important concept when looking at structural mechanisms that perpetuate racial inequalities. The State, and its various organizational spaces of action, is often seen as a site for race to be enacted. Policy sectors such as housing, education, taxation, and immigration have been ripe areas of research that reflect this. However, media policy research has not effectively engaged with this critical conception. Media policy research has been driven by political economy perspectives within the field of Mass Communication and Media Studies, and can benefit from an approach that analyzes it in relation to social science perspectives that focus on processes which constitute, or are constituted by, actors, groups, and organizations. Our hope is that future researchers will find this volume useful in further developing critical studies of media policy that take into account race as a social force.



Smith, J.A. and Craig, R.T. (2023), "Merging the Subfields of Racialization and Media Policy", Smith, J.A. and Craig, R.T. (Ed.) Racializing Media Policy, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 1-15.



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