Migrants, Minorities, and the Media: Information, representations, and participation in the public sphere

Edited by Erik Bleich, Irene Bloemraad (Sociology), Els de Graauw | Routledge, 2017

In the past, researchers studying migrants and minorities have rarely engaged in systematic media analysis. This volume advances analytical strategies focused on information, representation, and participation to examine the media, migrants, and minorities, and it offers a set of compelling original analyses of multiple minority groups from countries in Europe, North America, and East Asia, considering both traditional newspapers and new social media. The contributors analyze the framing and type of information that the media provide about particular groups or about issues related to migration and diversity; they examine how the media convey or construct particular depictions of minorities and immigrants, including negative portrayals; and they interrogate whether and how the media provide space for minoritiesā€™ participation in a public sphere where they can advance their interests and identities. This book was originally published as a special issue of theĀ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.