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Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race

Sarita Malik and Darrell M. Newton


Through contextual and textual analyses, Adjusting the contrast: British television and constructs of race explores a range of texts and practices that address the ongoing phenomenon of television’s relationship with ‘race’. The collection brings together media scholars from the UK and US, who focus on a range of issues, from television scheduling to historical questions of representation. The collection also seeks to examine how television represents Britishness through whiteness, and continued constructs of racialised normativity. Included are analyses of programmes such as Doctor Who, Shoot ... More

Keywords: Cultural production, Identity, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Policy, Public service broadcasting, Race, Representations, Stereotypes, Television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526100986
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526100986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarita Malik, editor
Brunel University

Darrell M. Newton, editor
Salisbury University