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Media and Minorities

Questions on Representation from an International Perspective

Many members of a majority population draw their knowledge about minorities, migration, and integration primarily from the media. But what images of ethnic and religious minorities are propagated by newspapers, television, radio, and the Internet? What effects do these media representations have on their audience?

Media and Minorities, an interdisciplinary edited book arising from a conference hosted by the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the Council on Migration, presents recent results of empirical studies from an international perspective and discusses them in light of the following questions: How have media representations of ethnic and religious minorities evolved in Germany and other multi-ethnic societies such as the United States, Canada, and the UK? Does a greater share of minorities in media production automatically lead to a more balanced treatment of these topics? And finally, what strategies are necessary to ensure nuanced reporting in pluralistic societies and to encourage ethnic and religious diversity in media establishments? The discussions also consider shifting requirements for appropriate and sensitive use of language.


  • Media and Minorities. Questions on Representation from an International Perspective
    (Schriften des Jüdischen Museums Berlin, Band 4)
    237 pages with 21 illustrations
    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
    Göttingen 2016
    ISBN: 978-3-52530088-6
  • Editors Georg Ruhrmann, Yasemin Shooman, Peter Widmann
  • Contributing Writers Augie Fleras, Anamik Saha, Sally Lehrman, Christel Gärtner, Daniel Wildmann, Evelyn Alsultany, Charlton McIlwain, Yasemin Shooman, Peter Widmann, Georg Ruhrmann, Tyler Reny, Sylvia Manzano, Shion Kumai
  • Design textformart
  • Price 40 €
    The volume is freely accessible as an electronic open access edition in the V&R eLibrary

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