#CommunicationSoWhite

Paula Chakravartty, Rachel Kuo, Victoria Grubbs, Charlton McIlwain

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Abstract

Racial inequalities and the colonial legacies of White supremacy permeate scholarly and public discussions today. As part of an ongoing movement to decenter White masculinity as the normative core of scholarly inquiry, this paper is meant as a preliminary intervention. By coding and analyzing the racial composition of primary authors of both articles and citations in journals between 1990-2016, we find that non-White scholars continue to be underrepresented in publication rates, citation rates, and editorial positions in communication studies. We offer some analysis as to why these findings matter in our current political moment, and propose steps the field might take towards further documenting and rectifying race and representation in the production of disciplinary knowledge.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages254-266
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Communication
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Citation
  • Communication
  • Inequality
  • Publication
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Chakravartty, P., Kuo, R., Grubbs, V., & McIlwain, C. (2018). #CommunicationSoWhite. Journal of Communication, 68(2), 254-266. DOI: 10.1093/joc/jqy003

#CommunicationSoWhite. / Chakravartty, Paula; Kuo, Rachel; Grubbs, Victoria; McIlwain, Charlton.

In: Journal of Communication, Vol. 68, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 254-266.

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Chakravartty, P, Kuo, R, Grubbs, V & McIlwain, C 2018, '#CommunicationSoWhite' Journal of Communication, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 254-266. DOI: 10.1093/joc/jqy003
Chakravartty P, Kuo R, Grubbs V, McIlwain C. #CommunicationSoWhite. Journal of Communication. 2018 Apr 1;68(2):254-266. Available from, DOI: 10.1093/joc/jqy003
Chakravartty, Paula ; Kuo, Rachel ; Grubbs, Victoria ; McIlwain, Charlton. / #CommunicationSoWhite. In: Journal of Communication. 2018 ; Vol. 68, No. 2. pp. 254-266
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