Unthinking Eurocentrism Multiculturalism and the Media

ISBN-10: 0415063256

ISBN-13: 9780415063258

Edition: 1994

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Description: Unthinking Eurocentrismexplores 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 Eurocentrismalso 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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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/9/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
From Eurocentrism to Polycentrism
Formations of Colonialist Discourse
The Imperial Imaginary
Tropes of Empire
Stereotype, Realism, and the Struggle Over Representation
Ethnicities-in-Relation
The Third Worldist Film
Esthetics of Resistance
The Politics of Multiculturalism in the Postmodern Age
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Index
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