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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 disco ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published November 9th 1994 by Routledge
(first published 1994)
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This book is a must read for EVERYONE whether layperson, academic or critic. There are few books I've read even during my academic career that have managed to offer solutions on looking at media (particularly film) through non-Western eyes. It remains one of my favorites and continues to be a guide for me in both my work and my recreation. ...more
Feb 13, 2015 Jackson Cyril rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A book which attempts to deconstruct the Ethnocentrism so prevalent in the media today-- and succeeds marvelously at it.
Ella Habiba Shohat (Arabic: إيلا حبيبة شوحط; born 1959) is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University, and has taught, lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with Eurocentrism and Orientalism, as well as with postcolonial and transnational approaches to Cultural Studies. More specifically, since the 1980s she has developed critical approaches to the study of Arab Jews/Mi ...more
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