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Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media

Author: Ella Shohat; Robert Stam
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2014] ©2014
Series: Sightlines (London, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Shohat, Ella, 1959-
Unthinking Eurocentrism.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
(DLC) 2013048145
(OCoLC)868427768
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ella Shohat; Robert Stam
ISBN: 9781317675419 131767541X 0415063248 9780415063241 113612196X 9781136121968 1136122044 9781136122040 1317675401 9781317675402 1315771446 9781315771441 9781306860895 130686089X
OCLC Number: 881417159
Description: 1 online resource (485 pages) : illustrations.
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. Esthetics of Resistance --
9. The Politics of Multiculturalism in the Postmodern Age --
Afterword: Thinking about Unthinking: Twenty Years After.
Series Title: Sightlines (London, England)
Responsibility: Ella Shohat, Robert Stam.

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"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"--

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