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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Framed

Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Framed

Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics

Framed is a wake-up call for those who think that race does not matter in Canada. The first book on the media’s coverage of race in Canadian politics, it provides an empirical analysis of print media combined with in-depth interviews of elected officials, former candidates, political staffers, and journalists. While there may be few examples of overt racism in newspapers, Erin Tolley reveals how racial assumptions and narratives frame news stories and the experiences of those who enter political life. Connecting the dots, she argues that current reporting trends are weakening Canada’s commitment to a robust, inclusive democracy.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Understanding Racial Mediation

2 Racialized Media Coverage in Canadian Politics

3 Portrayals of Visible Minority Women in Political News Coverage

4 Candidate Self-Presentation and Media Portrayal

5 Journalists and the Framing of Race

Conclusion

Appendix: Coding Scheme for Content Analysis; Notes; Works Cited; Index

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