Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

by Ella Shohat, Robert Stam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415063248

ISBN-13: 9780415063241

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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

Introduction 1. From Eurocentrism to Polycentrism 2. Formations of Colonialist Discourse 3. The Imperial Imaginary 4. Tropes of Empire 5. Stereotype, Realism and the Struggle over Representation 6. Ethnicities-in-Relation 7. The Third Worldist Film 8. Aesthetics of Resistance 9. The Politics of Multiculturalism in the Postmodern Age 10. Twenty Years After: Thinking about Unthinking

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