Representation, immigration, experience and memory: a study of representational dynamics of “the other” in post imperial Britain (1947-1990s) with special reference to African and African Caribbean immigrants

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Title:
Representation, immigration, experience and memory: a study of representational dynamics of “the other” in post imperial Britain (1947-1990s) with special reference to African and African Caribbean immigrants
Authors:
Holt, Dollin Wilson Ovaroh
Abstract:
The study is an assessment of the proposition that the British media coverage of African and African Caribbean minority ethnic communities is permeated with 'othering'. It analysed the mode of accounting and explaining mobilised by some of the national press regarding racial unrest, focusing particularly on those major events that served to narrativise and recompose the image of immigrants as the 'other' in the context of articulating Britishness. These are Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech in 1968 and the Brixton disturbance of 1981. A content/frame analysis of newspaper coverage of these events was carried out. Seymore-Ure's analysis of the media's response to Powell's speech in The Political Impact of Mass Media (1974) served as major point of reference. In addition, the study explored through in-dept interviews the relationship between lived experiences and popular media discourses in an attempt to gauge the extent to which interviewees' memories cohered or not with the media's account of events involving black people; and which news stories have had significant and formative impact on the experiences of other-ness.
Citation:
Holt, D.W.O. (2007) 'Representation, immigration, experience and memory: a study of representational dynamics of “the other” in post imperial Britain (1947-1990s) with special reference to African and African Caribbean immigrants'. MA by Research dissertation. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Jul-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/344599
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
MA by Research Dissertation Submitted in accordance with requirements for the degree of MA Media Studies
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Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorHolt, Dollin Wilson Ovarohen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-20T11:37:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-20T11:37:10Zen
dc.date.issued2007-07en
dc.identifier.citationHolt, D.W.O. (2007) 'Representation, immigration, experience and memory: a study of representational dynamics of “the other” in post imperial Britain (1947-1990s) with special reference to African and African Caribbean immigrants'. MA by Research dissertation. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/344599en
dc.descriptionMA by Research Dissertation Submitted in accordance with requirements for the degree of MA Media Studiesen
dc.description.abstractThe study is an assessment of the proposition that the British media coverage of African and African Caribbean minority ethnic communities is permeated with 'othering'. It analysed the mode of accounting and explaining mobilised by some of the national press regarding racial unrest, focusing particularly on those major events that served to narrativise and recompose the image of immigrants as the 'other' in the context of articulating Britishness. These are Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech in 1968 and the Brixton disturbance of 1981. A content/frame analysis of newspaper coverage of these events was carried out. Seymore-Ure's analysis of the media's response to Powell's speech in The Political Impact of Mass Media (1974) served as major point of reference. In addition, the study explored through in-dept interviews the relationship between lived experiences and popular media discourses in an attempt to gauge the extent to which interviewees' memories cohered or not with the media's account of events involving black people; and which news stories have had significant and formative impact on the experiences of other-ness.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectP300 Media studiesen
dc.subjectethnic identityen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectothernessen
dc.subjectethnic minoritiesen
dc.subjectBritishnessen
dc.subjectimmigrationen
dc.subjectimmigrantsen
dc.titleRepresentation, immigration, experience and memory: a study of representational dynamics of “the other” in post imperial Britain (1947-1990s) with special reference to African and African Caribbean immigrantsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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