Cultural Diversity and Global Media: The mediation of difference, book written by Eugenia Siapera, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2010. PDF Print

The book explores the relationship between the media and multiculturalism. Maintaining that the media actively shapes and constructs understandings of cultural difference, rather than reflecting debates on cultural diversity, Eugenia Siapera argues that we must look to the media in order to understand cultural diversity and its position in society.

The book:

- summarises and critically discusses current approaches to multiculturalism and the media from a global perspective

- explores both the theoretical debates and empirical findings on multiculturalism and the media

- explores media production, representation, and consumption, incorporating arguments on their shifting roles and boundaries

- examines separately the role of the internet, which is linked to many changes in patterns of media production, representation, and to increased possibilities for diasporic and transnational communication

- contains pedagogical features to help understanding and engagement with the material, and draws upon an extensive bibliography.

Eugenia Siapera is co-chair of ECREA’s Diaspora, Migration and the Media Section. She is lecturer in Media and Communications at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (2007).

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