Part 3: On Media
Part Three, “On Media,” provides readings, reports, and multimedia resources for understanding and analyzing the role of the mass media, narratives, and communications in the immigration debate.
- Bleiker, Roland, David Campbell, Emma Hutchison, and Xzarina Nicholson. “The visual dehumanization of refugees.” Australian Journal of Political Science 48 (2013): 398–416.
- Branton, Regina P. and Johanna Dunaway, “English and Spanish-Language Media Coverage of Immigration: A Comparative Analysis.” Social Science Quarterly 89:4 (2008) 1006–22.
- Buiten, Denise, “Silences Stifling Transformation: Misogyny and Gender-based Violence in the Media.” Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity 71 (2007) 114–21.
- Chavez, Leo R. Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation. University of California Press, 2001.
- Coley, Will, “Podcasting for Racial Justice: Breakout Session at #FacingRace in Atlanta,” AquiferMedia.com, 2016; “What I’ve Learned So Far About Interviewing for Video and Audio Stories.” Hatch for Good, 2016.
- Crawley, Heaven, Simon McMahon, and Katharine Jones. “Victims & Villains: Migrant Voices in the British Media.” Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations. 1–8. 2016.
- Diedring, Michael, “Refugee crisis: How language contributes to the fate of refugees.” The Elders.
- “How the Media Elevated Anti-Immigrant Nativist Groups,” Media Matters, December 2016.
- Hufker, Brian and Gray Cavender. “From Freedom Flotilla to America’s Burden: The Social Construction of the Mariel Immigrants.” Sociological Quarterly 31:2 (1990): 321–35.
- Kaneya, Rui, “‘Illegal,’ ‘Undocumented,’ or something else? No clear consensus yet.” Columbia Journalism Review, December 23, 2014.
- Rubin, Rachel Lee and Jeffrey Melnick. Immigration and American Popular Culture: An Introduction. New York University Press: 2007.
- Russell-Brown, Katheryn, “Media Messages,” in The Color of Crime. 2nd ed. New York University Press, 2008.
- Santa Ana, Otto. Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
- Soerens, Maria-Jose. “I work with Migrant Detainees. Which Immigration Narrative Do You Want to Hear?” Sojourners.
- Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M., Vivian Louie, and Roberto Suro, eds. Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue. University of California Press, 2011.
- Wimmer, Roger D. Mass Media Research: An Introduction.Wadsworth, 2013.
Moving Stories: International Review of how Media Cover Migration, Ethical Journalism Network, 2015.
Echoing Justice: Communications Strategies for Community Organizing in the 21st Century. Movement Strategy Center, 2014.
A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate, USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Brookings Governance Studies, 2012:
CultureStrike’s approach grows out of a deep history of artistic leadership within and alongside social movements. As a network led by migrant artists — and driven by our experiences as women, people of color, queer, trans, working-class, and undocumented people — CultureStrike aims not only to change the art of politics, but also the politics of art-making.
Popular education is an excellent way for cultural workers to exercise our minds as well as our talents, and can help us advance our own art practices and the movements we’re a part of. Below are some articles and reports that have helped CultureStrike develop our vision, and we hope will inspire you as well.
- “Culture Before Politics,” The American Prospect, December 6, 2010
- “Change the Culture, Change the World,” CultureTime Reports, April 1, 2013
- “Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics,”Colorlines, October 17, 2012
- Culture Matters: Understanding Cultural Strategy and Measuring Cultural Impact, a report by The Culture Group, August 2013
- “CultureStrike: In the Heart of Arizona,” TCG, August 22, 2013
- “Spoiler Alert: How Progressives Will Breakthrough with Pop Culture,”
- “Printmaking with Favianna Rodriguez” (video), KQED Arts, August 29, 2014
- “‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Documentary Upends Negative Views About Immigrants And Illegal Immigration,” The Huffington Post, January 15, 2013
- “Artist Statement,” Favianna Rodriguez and Tina Vasquez, Bitch Magazine, 2013