Reversing the Lens : Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexuality through Film / Edition 1

Reversing the Lens : Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexuality through Film / Edition 1

by Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo / Xing, Jun Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo / Xing, Jun
     
 

Reversing the Lens brings together noted scholars in history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and film studies to promote film as a powerful educational tool that can be used to foster cross-cultural communication with respect to race and ethnicity. Through such films as Skin Deep, Slaying the Dragon, and Mississippi Masala, contributors demonstrate why and… See more details below

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Reversing the Lens brings together noted scholars in history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and film studies to promote film as a powerful educational tool that can be used to foster cross-cultural communication with respect to race and ethnicity. Through such films as Skin Deep, Slaying the Dragon, and Mississippi Masala, contributors demonstrate why and how visual media help delineate various forms of "critical visual thinking" and examine how racialization is either sedimented or contested in the popular imagination. Reversing the Lens is relevant to anyone who is curious about how video and film can be utilized to expose ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality as social constructions subject to political contestation and in dialogue with other potential forms of difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900870817259
Publisher:
Denver Museum of Natural
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2Media Empowerment, Smashing Stereotypes, and Developing Empathy11
3Video Constructions of Asian America: Teaching Monterey's Boat People29
4American Indians in Film: Thematic Contours of Cinematic Colonization43
5El Espejo/The Mirror: Reflections of Cultural Memory113
6Mississippi Masala: Crossing Desire and Interest127
7Skin Deep: Using Video to Teach Race and Critical Thinking143
8Confronting Gender Stereotypes of Asian American Women: Slaying the Dragon155
9Screens and Bars: Confronting Cinemea Representations of Race and Crime169
10The Queering of Chicana Studies: Philosophy, Text, and Image185
11The Matrix: Using American Popular Film to Teach Concepts of Eastern Mysticism197
12Beyond the Hollywood Hype: Unmasking State Oppression Against People of Color213
13Self, Society, and the "Other": Using Film to Teach About Ethnicity and Race231
14The Issue of Reinscription: Pedagogical Responses241
Selected Filmography249
List of Contributors259
Index261

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