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Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media
edited by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam
contributions by Inderpal Grewal, Faye Ginsburg, Talitha Espiritu, Jennifer Gonzalez, Manthia Diawara, Ella Shohat, Brian Larkin, Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Peter Bloom, Ana Lopez, Robyn Wiegman and Hamid Naficy
Rutgers University Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-8135-3235-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-5762-5 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-3234-9
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.M56M855 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.43655

Reflecting the burgeoning academic interest in issues of nation, race, gender, sexuality, and other axes of identity, Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media brings all of these concerns under the same umbrella, contending that these issues must be discussed in relation to each other. Communities, societies, nations, and even entire continents, the book suggests, exist not autonomously but rather in a densely woven web of connectedness.

To explore this complexity, the editors have forged links between usually compartmentalized fields (especially media studies, literary theory, visual culture, and critical anthropology) and areas of inquiry-particularly postcolonial and diasporic studies and a diverse set of ethnic and area studies. This book, which links all these issues in suggestive ways, provides an indispensable guide for students and scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. Essays in this groundbreaking volume include Julianne Burton-Carvajal on ethnic identity in Lone Star; Manthia Diawara on diasporic documentary; Hamid Naficy on independent transnational film genres; Robyn Wiegman on whiteness studies; Faye Ginsburg on indigenous media; and Jennifer Gonzßles on race in cyberspace; Ana M. Lopez on modernity and Latin American cinema; and Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan on Warrior Marks and multiculturalism and globalization.
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