Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain
Edited by Rosalind Brunt and Rinella Cere, and published by Palgrave, Macmillan, 2011, 208 p.
Extract from the Preface
The book addresses the tangled histories of postcolonialism and their impact on Britain. It bears witness to newly emerging practices and discourses that deserve to be both celebrated and rigorously analysed. But it also does not shy away from confronting the colonial legacies that continue to produce marginalization and exclusion. Hence the book's concern to scrutinize equal opportunity policies of multiculturalism and diversity as applied to media and to pick apart contemporary textual representations of ethnic community cultures that bespeak racist rhetorics, however unwittingly deployed. Drawing on postcolonial theory throughout, the book takes to heart its crucial insight that, while another world is possible, the dominant culture in Britain continues to draw on repertoires of restrictive and racially oppressive discourse.