Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media / Edition 1

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Reflecting the burgeoning academic interest in issues of nation, race, gender, sexuality, and other axes of identity, Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media brings all of these concerns under the same umbrella, contending that these issues must be discussed in relation to each other. Communities, societies, nations, and even entire continents, the book suggests, exist not autonomously but rather in a densely woven web of connectedness.

To explore this complexity, the editors have forged links between usually compartmentalized fields (especially media studies, literary theory, visual culture, and critical anthropology) and areas of inquiry-particularly postcolonial and diasporic studies and a diverse set of ethnic and area studies. This book, which links all these issues in suggestive ways, provides an indispensable guide for students and scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. Essays in this groundbreaking volume include Julianne Burton-Carvajal on ethnic identity in Lone Star; Manthia Diawara on diasporic documentary; Hamid Naficy on independent transnational film genres; Robyn Wiegman on whiteness studies; Faye Ginsburg on indigenous media; and Jennifer Gonzáles on race in cyberspace; Ana M. López on modernity and Latin American cinema; and Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan on Warrior Marks and multiculturalism and globalization.

A volume in the Depth of Field Series, edited by Charles Affron, Mirella Jona Affron, and Robert Lyons

Ella Shohat is a professor of cultural studies at New York University. Her books include Israeli Cinema, Dangerous Liaisons, and Talking Visions. Robert Stam has been named University Professor at New York University. He is the author of over ten books on film and cultural studies. Together, Shohat and Stam authored the award-winning Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813532356
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Rutgers Depth of Field Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Fanon, Algeria, and the Cinema: The Politics of Identification 18
Beur Cinema and the Politics of Location: French Immigration Politics and the Naming of a Film Movement 44
Dances With Wolves 63
Screen Memories and Entangled Technologies: Resignifying Indigenous Lives 77
"Train of Shadows": Early Cinema and Modernity in Latin America 99
Oedipus Tex/Oedipus Mex: Triangulations of Paternity, Race, and Nation in John Sayles's Lone Star 129
Emigrants Twice Displaced: Race, Color, and Identity in Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala 153
Itineraries of Indian Cinema: African Videos, Bollywood, and Global Media 170
The "I" Narrator in Black Diaspora Documentary 193
Phobic Spaces and Liminal Panics: Independent Transnational Film Genre 203
"My Name is Forrest, Forrest Gump": Whiteness Studies and the Paradox of Particularity 227
Warrior Marks: Global Womanism's Neo-Colonial Discourse in a Multicultural Context 256
Multiculturalism, Dictatorship, and Cinema Vanguards: Phillipine and Brazilian Analogies 279
The Appended Subject: Race and Identity as Digital Assemblage 299
Contributors 319
Index 323
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