Seeing the Big Picture A Cinematic Approach to Understanding Cultures in America
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Seeing the Big Picture, Revised Edition,is designed to broaden students' awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the many cultures and subcultures in the United States. The authors have chosen popular films as tools for exposing students to aspects of cultures, including those of African Americans, Chinese Americans, Mexican Americans, and Muslim Americans. Writing and discussion activities will help students explore the cultural points of view portrayed in each of the films. Students are also advised to keep a film journal that will allow them to observe how their reactions and observations develop through the course of the class. In addition to increasing students' knowledge and understanding of cultural differences,Seeingthe Big Picturewill help students develop strong critical-thinking and analytic abilities as they learn to recognize and question messages inherent in the films' portrayals of different populations. A unique feature of the text are the Points of View segments from directors, insiders, and students that appear throughout the text, provoking perspectives students might not otherwise encounter. This text is the ideal coursebook for undergraduate diversity electives and other multicultural awareness courses.
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List price: $30.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 8/14/2006
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
|To the students : developing your film eyes|
|To the instructor : behind the scenes|
|Native American culture : Smoke signals|
|African American culture : The long walk home|
|Chinese American culture : The joy luck club|
|Mexican American culture : Real women have curves|
|Irish American culture : Far and away|
|Muslim American culture : Aladdin, House of sand and fog, and others|
|Gay culture : The wedding banquet|
|Deaf culture : Children of a lesser God|
|Creating community : What's cooking?|
|Guidelines for visits to religious services and places of worship|
|Guidelines for intercultural interviews and chats|
|Guidelines for planning your film|
|Selected Internet resources on films|
|Race and ethnicity in the United States|
|Latino population in the United States by place of origin|
|Asian American population in the United States by place of origin|