Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media

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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 Eurocentricism...

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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: 9780415538619
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/2014
  • Series: Sightlines Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504

Meet the Author

Robert Stam is Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, which have been translated, in their entirety or in part, into 17 languages. He has lived and taught in France, Brazil, Germany, Tunisia, and the U.A.E. (Abu Dhabi), and has received Rockefeller, Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Princeton’s Davis Center for Historical Studies Awards.

Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. Translated into diverse languages, her books include: Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices; Israeli Cinema; Talking Visions; and with Robert Stam, Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media; Flagging Patriotism; and Race in Translation. Her awards include Fulbright, Rockefeller, and the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, where she also taught at The School of Criticism & Theory.

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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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