Consuming Race

by Ben Pitcher

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From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children’s TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express our needs and desires, and discover new ways of thinking and being. This book explores how the meanings of race are made and remade in acts of creative consumption. Ranging across the terrain of popular culture, and finding race in some unusual and unexpected places, it offers fresh and innovative ways of thinking about the centrality of race to our lives. Consuming Race provides an accessible and highly readable overview of the latest research and a detailed reading of a diverse range of objects, sites and practices.

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Creator:

Ben Pitcher

Year:

2014

Language:

English

Tagged:

Bias, Media representation, Racism