Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

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McIlwain (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity

Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, co-edited (with Stephen M. Caliendo, Professor of Political Science at North Central College) The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.

The book, published in November 2010, "is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly relevant, broad and ever changing terrain of studies surrounding race and ethnicity. Comprising a series of essays and a critical dictionary of key names and terms written by respected scholars from a range of academic disciplines, this book provides a thought provoking introduction to the field, and covers:

  • The history and relationship between "race" and ethnicity
  • The impact of colonialism and post colonialism
  • Emerging concepts of "whiteness"
  • Changing political and social implications of race
  • Race and ethnicity as components of identity
  • The interrelatedness and intersectionality of race and ethnicity with gender and sexual orientation
  • Globalization, media, popular culture and their links with race and ethnicity."

The origin of the book is described by Professor McIlwain on the Temple University Press blog. The book is available for order through Routledge.