The media and inequality

Edited Book

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) 2022. The media and inequality. London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
TypeEdited Book
TitleThe media and inequality
EditorsSchifferes, S. and Knowles, S.

This book brings together a vast range of pre-eminent experts, academics, and practitioners to interrogate the role of media in representing economic inequality. It explores and deconstructs the concept of economic inequality by examining the different dimensions of inequality and how it has evolved historically; how it has been represented and portrayed in the media; and how, in turn, those representations have informed the public’s knowledge of and attitudes towards poverty, class and welfare, and political discourse.
Taking a multi-disciplinary, comparative, and historical approach, and using a variety of new and original data sets to inform the research, studies herein examine the relationship between media and inequality in UK, Western Europe, and USA. In addition to generating new knowledge and research agendas, the book generates suggestions of ways to improve news coverage on this topic and raise the level of the debate, and will improve understanding about economic inequality, as it has evolved, and as it continues to develop in academic, political and media discourses.
This book will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of journalism, media studies, economics, and the social sciences, as well as political commentators and those interested more broadly in social policy.

Sustainable Development Goals1 No poverty
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
SeriesRoutledge Research in Journalism
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Copyright Year2023
Publication dates
Print08 Nov 2022
Online30 Sep 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Dec 2022
Output statusPublished
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