Abstract

Abstract:

In this Reprint Retrospective article, Professor Shalini Shankar examines how White supremacy is reproduced and circulated through advertising. She explores the shift from the racial and ethnic specificities of "multiculturalism" to the more open-ended concept of "diversity," which indexes difference in unspecific and nonthreatening ways. How diversity is represented in general-market advertising and how it differs from multicultural advertising offers a window into White supremacy and the role of advertising in furthering its agenda. Advertising has long acted as a vehicle for White supremacy, and by analyzing diversity, there is something to be learned about the current work done by this medium. This reprint includes images and videos not included in the original publication. It also has an interview with Professor Shankar detailing more about her research and teaching as well as her motivations for writing and publishing this article.

Additional Information

ISSN
2475-1790
Launched on MUSE
2022-04-27
Open Access
No
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