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Racialized Media: The Design, Delivery, and Decoding of Race and Ethnicity

Matthew W. Hughey and Emma González-Lesser


This book examines the design (imagining and producing), delivery (distribution, gatekeeping, and cultural mediation), and decoding (reception, consumption, and debate) of varied genres and styles of contemporary racialized media. In line with what the late great media sociologist Stuart Hall called the “circuit of culture,” the authors herein collectively analyze, first, the production side of imagining and encoding ideological meanings and narratives, the material structures, the people involved, and global political economy of media; second, the arena of distribution in which marketing stra ... More

Keywords: media, race, production, distribution, consumption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479811076
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479811076.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew W. Hughey, editor
University of Connecticut

Emma González-Lesser, editor
University of Connecticut

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Front Matter

Introduction The “Labor” of Racialized Media

Matthew W. Hughey and Emma González-Lesser

1 Political Economy and the Global-Local Nexus of Hollywood

Minjeong Kim and Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel

2 Redesigning a Pocket Monument

Catherine R. Squires and Aisha Upton

6 Process as Product

Justin de Leon

7 Rethinking the American Public

Christopher Chávez

8 Journalistic Whiteout

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana and William Hoynes

9 Reframing Adoptee Narratives

SunAh M. Laybourn

11 Moral Framing Networks

Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal and David Elkins

12 “It Is Likely a White Gene”

Sonita R. Moss and Dorothy E. Roberts

13 Virtual Antiracism

David J. Leonard

14 Decoding the Drug War

Michael L. Rosino

15 Dear White People

Tina M. Harris, Anna M. Dudney Deeb, and Alysen Wade


Emma González-Lesser and Matthew W. Hughey