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Race, Media, and the Cultivation of Concern

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Abstract:

These reflections on critical communication and cultural studies of race draw on Bruno Latour's idea of ‘matters of concern’ to propose that scholars expand the focus of inquiry from empirical questions of veracity and accuracy in representations of race to concerns with how (and where) media gather and mobilize sentiments and affective investments that increasingly underwrite quotidian practices of racial inequality and racism in the post racial period.

Keywords: Matters of Concern; Matters of Fact; Media; Race

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14791420.2013.821641

Publication date: 2013-09-01

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