Adjusting the Contrast

Adjusting the Contrast British Television and Constructs of Race

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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.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526143600
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.45652900941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 212
Weight: 362g
Height: 197mm
Width: 383mm
Spine width: 13mm