Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race (Paperback)
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This volume looks at a range of texts and practices that address race and its relationship with television. The chapters explore television policy and the management of race, how transnationalism can diminish racial diversity, historical questions of representation, the myth of a multicultural England and more. They also provide analyses of programmes such as Doctor Who, Shoot the Messenger, Desi DNA, Survivors and Top Boy, all of which are considered in the context of the broadcast environments that helped to create them. While efforts have been made to put diverse portrayals on screen, there are still significant problems with the stories being told.
About the Author
Sarita Malik is Professor of Media, Culture and Communications at Brunel University London Darrell M. Newton is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire