Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

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by Ella Shohat, Robert Stam
     
 

Unthinking Eurocentrism explores issues of Eurocentrism and multiculturalism in relation to popular culture, film and the mass media. The book 'multiculturalizes' media studies by looking at Hollywood movie genres such as the western, the musical and the imperial film from multicultural perspectives, examining issues from the racial politics of casting to

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Unthinking Eurocentrism explores issues of Eurocentrism and multiculturalism in relation to popular culture, film and the mass media. The book 'multiculturalizes' media studies by looking at Hollywood movie genres such as the western, the musical and the imperial film from multicultural perspectives, examining issues from the racial politics of casting to colonialist discourse and gender and Empire.
More than just a critique of Eurocentrism and racism, Unthinking Eurocentrism also confirms artistic, cultural and political alternatives, discussing a wide range of non-Eurocentric media including Third World films, rap video and indigenous media. Synthesising literary theory, meida theory and cultural studies to form a challenging interdisciplinary study, the authors argue that current debatess about Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism are merely surface manifestations of a deep-rooted shift: the decolonisation of global culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415063241
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
Sightlines Series
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1From Eurocentrism to Polycentrism13
2Formations of Colonialist Discourse55
3The Imperial Imaginary100
4Tropes of Empire137
5Stereotype, Realism, and the Struggle Over Representation178
6Ethnicities-in-Relation220
7The Third Worldist Film248
8Esthetics of Resistance292
9The Politics of Multiculturalism in the Postmodern Age338
Select bibliography363
Index381

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