Borderlands Media : Cinema and Literature as Opposition to the Oppression of Immigrants
Borderlands Media: Cinema and Literature as Opposition to the Oppression of Immigrants, by David E. Toohey, explores the ways in which immigrants, diaspora communities, and their allies use alternative media to reject oppression. This in-depth analysis of the immigrant experience makes use of a mixture of cinema, literary, and other artistic media from 1958 onward, combined with supporting social science and policy documents. Borderlands Media is an essential text for scholars and students engaged in questions of media's effect on the oppression of immigrants and diaspora communities.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 154 x 230 x 30mm | 698.53g
- 15 Mar 2012
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Theoretical and Literature Review Chapter 2. Methodology Chapter 3. When the Border Follows Immigrants Chapter 4. Neo-Baroque Law and Violent Border Spaces Chapter 5. Citizenship and "Legitimate" Speakers in I.R. Chapter 6. Jim Crow and Neo-Racism Chapter 7. Re-linking Submerged Time and Space Chapter 8. La Facultdad and Meta-Racism Chapter 9. Conclusion Epilogue: Cinematic Border Interference
Conceptually innovative, historically sensitive, and politically acute, David Toohey's Borderlands Media is an important contribution to scholarship. Its relevance will doubtless endure. -- Michael J. Shapiro, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii Toohey has done a masterful job of showing how immigrants in the United States are constrained to violent spaces and saddled with tortured identities. By using the media as a social laboratory, Toohey navigates a critical analysis of media sub-texts to illustrate the operation of fascist practices that wound the spirit and lives of immigrants. Toohey's book is a must-read for anyone studying the borderlands. -- Adalberto Aguirre Jr., University of California, Riverside
About David Toohey
David E. Toohey is visiting assistant professor at Aichi University in Nagoya, Japan.