Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

by Ella Shohat, Robert Stam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041586951X

ISBN-13: 9780415869515

Pub. Date: 10/31/2013

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

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 Eurocentricism 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. Synthesizing literary

theory, media theory and cultural studies to form a challenging interdisciplinary study, the authors agree that current debates about Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism are merely surface manifestations of a deep-rooted shift: the decolinization of global culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415869515
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2013
Series:
Sightlines Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

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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