Introduction: the media and inequality

Introduction


Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2022. Introduction: the media and inequality. in: Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The Media and Inequality London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
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Chapter titleIntroduction: the media and inequality
AuthorsSchifferes, S. and Knowles, S.
Abstract

Inequality has become the defining economic issue of our time. Growing public concern about inequality has also led to populist revolts against political elites that have swept America, Britain and parts of Europe. This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book outlines the way inequality in its various dimensions have evolved over the past 20 years. It shows that certain ethnic minority groups have suffered disproportionally from poverty and falls in real income. The book reflects the fact that poverty rather than its structural roots in inequality has been the main focus of media attention and research. It shows that the public has an intense interest in understanding the economic consequences of the pandemic but is highly critical of how well media has done its job.

Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
Book titleThe Media and Inequality
EditorsSchifferes, S. and Knowles, S.
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of publicationLondon, UK
SeriesRoutledge Research in Journalism
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Hardcover9780367611729
Paperback9780367611750
Electronic9781003104476
Copyright Year2023
Publication dates
Print08 Nov 2022
Online30 Sep 2022
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AcceptedApr 2020
Deposited22 Jan 2024
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003104476-1
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