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“This groundbreaking collection explores the intersecting variables of groups marginalized by the media. Contributors examine gender, race, class, sexual orientation, geography, and ethnicity in relation to feminist multicultural issues…. Highly recommended for students of feminism, multiculturalism, cultural studies, communication theory, and media analysis.” --Choice “Most of the world's women experience multiple forms of oppression, yet few communication scholars have prioritized this profound reality. Professor Valdivia's collection examining feminism, multiculturalism, and the media is a welcome text for courses on women, minorities, and communication, plus an excellent resource for many other courses concerned with issues of diversity.” --H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon “Many contributors illustrate contradictions in multicultural and feminist media perspectives. These embrace more than feminist analysis: They illustrate how gender, race, class, and ...

Representing Ourselves: Films and Videos by Asian American/Canadian Women
Representing ourselves: Films and videos by Asian American/Canadian women

When I left that concrete space in the margins, I kept alive in my heart ways of knowing reality which affirm continually not only the primacy of resistance but the necessity of a resistance that is sustained by remembrance of the past, which includes recollections of broken tongues giving us ways to speak that decolonize our minds.

bell hooks (Framework, 36)

In 1993, an unprecedented number of feature-length films by and about Asians were released to great popular success, leading Time magazine critic Richard Corliss (1993) to proclaim the arrival of “Asian chic” with a note of foreboding that may or may not be intentional: “The Asians are coming! The ...

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