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The Resource Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media, by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam

Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media, by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam

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Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media
Title
Unthinking Eurocentrism
Title remainder
multiculturalism and the media
Statement of responsibility
by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Unthinking Eurocentrism, a seminal and award-winning work in postcolonial studies first published in 1994, explored Eurocentrism as an interlocking network of buried premises, embedded narratives, and submerged tropes that constituted a broadly shared epistemology. Within a transdisciplinary study, the authors argued that the debates about Eurocentrism and post/coloniality must be considered within a broad historical sweep that goes at least as far back as the various 1492s: the Inquisition, the Expulsion of Jews and Muslims, the Conquest of the Americas, and the Transatlantic slave trade; a process which culminates in the post War attempts to radically decolonize global culture. Ranging over multiple geographies, the book deprovincialized media/cultural studies through a polycentric approach, while analysing in depth such issues as postcolonial hybridity, antinomies of Enlightenment, the tropes of empire, gender and rescue fantasies, the racial politics of casting, and the limitations of positive image analysis. The substantial new afterword in this 20th anniversary new edition brings these issues into the present by charting recent transformations of the intellectual debates, as terms such as the transnational, the commons, indigeneity, and the Red Atlantic have come to the fore. The afterword also explores some cinematic trends such as indigenous media and postcolonial adaptations that have gained strength over the past two decades, along with others, such as Nollywood, that have emerged with startling force. Winner of the Katherine Kovacs Singer Best Film Book Award, the book has been translated in full or in its entirety into diverse languages from Spanish to Farsi. This expanded edition of a ground-breaking text proposes analytical grids relevant to a wide variety of fields including postcolonial studies, literary studies, anthropology, media studies, cultural studies, and critical race studies. "--
  • "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, media theory and cultural studies to form a challenging interdisciplinary study, the authors argue that current debates about Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism are merely surface manifestations of a deep rooted shift: the decolonisation of global culture. A substantial additional chapter by the authors brings the book into the present. Ella Shohat and Robert Stam consider new related terms that have come to the fore in recent years, such as the transnational, and consider how postcolonial studies itself has evolved. They also look at what happened to some of the film trends noted, such as aesthetics of garbage and indigenous media. This revisiting of a classic text will be essential reading for students of media studies, literary and cultural studies and postcolonial studies"--
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1959-
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Shohat, Ella
Dewey number
302.23/43
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1941-
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Stam, Robert
Series statement
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  • Motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Developing countries
  • Intercultural communication in motion pictures
  • Culture diffusion
Label
Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media, by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Polycentric multiculturalism
  • "Greece: where it all began"
  • From reconquista to conquista
  • The Columbus debate
  • Revisionist film and the quincentennial
  • Slavery and resistance
  • Renegade voices
  • Antinomies of Enlightenment and progress
  • The shaping of national identity
  • Cinema as science and spectacle
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Projecting the empire
  • The western as paradigm
  • The late imperial film
  • Postmodern war
  • Adams in the virgin land
  • Mapping terra incognita
  • Excavating the dark continent
  • Mummies and Egyptology
  • Rape and the rescue fantasy
  • The imaginary of the harem
  • The myth of the West
  • The desert odyssey
  • The question of realism
  • The burden of representation
  • The racial politics of casting
  • The linguistics of domination
  • Writing Hollywood and race
  • The limits of the stereotype
  • Perspective, address, focalization
  • Cinematic and cultural mediations
  • The orchestration of discourses
  • The legacy of colonialism
  • Submerged ethnicities
  • Dialectics of presence/absence
  • Erotic allegories
  • Good neighbors and border crossers
  • Staging American syncretism
  • The mutual illumination of cultures
  • Rewriting colonial history
  • The esthetic of hunger
  • Third Cinema and militant documentaries
  • Allegories of impotence
  • Race and racism
  • Third Worldist reflexivity
  • Beyond the national
  • The archaic sources of alternative esthetics
  • Carnivalesque subversions
  • Modernist anthropophagy
  • Syncretism as artistic strategy
  • The poetics of disembodiment
  • Paradigms of looks
  • Media jujitsu
  • Popular culture and political correctness
  • The Third World
  • Self-representation and the politics of identity
  • Negotiating spectatorship
  • Third World cinema
  • Fourth World and indigenous media
  • The postcolonial and the hybrid
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ocn881399569
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unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315771441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881399569
Label
Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media, by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Polycentric multiculturalism
  • "Greece: where it all began"
  • From reconquista to conquista
  • The Columbus debate
  • Revisionist film and the quincentennial
  • Slavery and resistance
  • Renegade voices
  • Antinomies of Enlightenment and progress
  • The shaping of national identity
  • Cinema as science and spectacle
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Projecting the empire
  • The western as paradigm
  • The late imperial film
  • Postmodern war
  • Adams in the virgin land
  • Mapping terra incognita
  • Excavating the dark continent
  • Mummies and Egyptology
  • Rape and the rescue fantasy
  • The imaginary of the harem
  • The myth of the West
  • The desert odyssey
  • The question of realism
  • The burden of representation
  • The racial politics of casting
  • The linguistics of domination
  • Writing Hollywood and race
  • The limits of the stereotype
  • Perspective, address, focalization
  • Cinematic and cultural mediations
  • The orchestration of discourses
  • The legacy of colonialism
  • Submerged ethnicities
  • Dialectics of presence/absence
  • Erotic allegories
  • Good neighbors and border crossers
  • Staging American syncretism
  • The mutual illumination of cultures
  • Rewriting colonial history
  • The esthetic of hunger
  • Third Cinema and militant documentaries
  • Allegories of impotence
  • Race and racism
  • Third Worldist reflexivity
  • Beyond the national
  • The archaic sources of alternative esthetics
  • Carnivalesque subversions
  • Modernist anthropophagy
  • Syncretism as artistic strategy
  • The poetics of disembodiment
  • Paradigms of looks
  • Media jujitsu
  • Popular culture and political correctness
  • The Third World
  • Self-representation and the politics of identity
  • Negotiating spectatorship
  • Third World cinema
  • Fourth World and indigenous media
  • The postcolonial and the hybrid
Control code
ocn881399569
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315771441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881399569

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