Asia Pacific Media Educator


M. Hirst


Jakubowicz, Andrew; GoodallL, Heather; Martin, Jeannie; Mitchell, Tony; Randall, Lois; Seneviratne, Kalinga (1994)
Racism, ethnicity and the media.
Allen & Unwin: Sydney ISBN: 1-86373-364-7

Reviewed by Martin Hirst

A central concern of this book is that the myths of Australian national identity, especially as generated and communicated by the mass media, do not accord with the multicultural diversity of Australian life. This dissonance has varied and related causes. Some of them, such as declining national economic fortunes are locally-generated, though with an international context. Other factors are external, but impinge explicitly on national life and consciousness in Australia.