Asia Pacific Media Educator


Cottle, Simon (ed) (2001)
Ethnic Minorities and the Media,
Open University Press, Buckingham, 242pp. ISBN 335 20270 5 (pbk)

Reviewed by Eric Loo

If there’s any editorial strength in a collection of essays on ethnic minorities and the media written in the cultural/media studies genre, it’s the uniformity of views, hypotheses and qualitative methodologies applied to explore the ways ‘reality’ is constituted within language, discourse and representations. Paradoxically, inherent in this editorial focus lies a weakness, which is the lack of theoretical and methodological variation.