The Discourse of Multiculturalism in the Logic of Art: From and About Hyperpoliticized Society.
Case study: The representation of ‘Middle East‛ and ‛Middle Eastern’ in Swedish television since 1976.
The role of the media, in general, has a very strong influence in stereotyping and disseminating biased information in modern communication. In this context, the relation between the media and its audiences, between the actor and spectator, creates a complex that is both impalpable and disturbing.
This relation consists of a wide amplitude of different aspects; from the message broadcasted through media to the institutions involved, from how the message is illustrated to how people observe and make meaning out of such messages, from reality to the politically-made fiction of this reality.
Here, it is very interesting and at the same time, necessary to study how and in which political situation these pictures are produced and broadcasted and how those involved in making and creating these pictures, or in other words, how “artists” perform their role politically within the political realm of the media.