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University of Pittsburgh Press
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Adjusting the Lens offers a detailed analysis of contemporary, independent, indigenous-language audiovisual production in Mexico and in Mexican migrant communities in the United States. The contributors relate the styles and forms of collaborative and community media production to socially critical, transformative, resistant, and constitutive processes off-screen, thereby exploring the political within the context of the media. The chapters show how diasporic media-makers map novel interpretations of image and sound into existing audiovisual discourses to communicate social and cultural changes within their communities that counter stereotypical representations in commercial television and cinema, and contribute to a newfound communal identity. The new media expose the conflict of social movements and/or indigenous and rural communities with the state, challenge Eurocentrism and globalization, and reveal the power of audiovisual production to affect political change.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Adjusting the Lens: An Introduction
  2. Freya Schiwy and Byrt Wammack Weber
  3. pp. 11-20
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  1. Chapter 1. (Re)Imagining Diaspora: Two Decades of Video with a Mayan Accent
  2. Byrt Wammack Weber
  3. pp. 21-46
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  1. Chapter 2. Geographies, Diasporas, and Communities Revisited
  2. Elías Barón Levín Rojo
    Translated by Byrt Wammack Weber and Freya Schiwy
  3. pp. 47-78
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  1. Chapter 3. Arroz con leche: Audiovisual Poetry and the Politics of Everyday Life
  2. Ana Rosa Duarte Duarte
    Translated by Byrt Wammack Weber
  3. pp. 79-97
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  1. Chapter 4. Shaping the Taraspanglish Diaspora
  2. Argelia González Hurtado
  3. pp. 98-126
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  1. Chapter 5. Patron Saint Fiesta Videos: Mediatization and Transnationalization Between the Sierra Mixe and California
  2. Ingrid Kummels
  3. pp. 127-158
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  1. Chapter 6. Romper el cerco: An Ethnography of Transnational Collaborative Film
  2. Livia K. Stone
  3. pp. 159-190
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  1. Chapter 7. The Open Invitation: Some Notes on Video Activism and the Politics of Affect
  2. Freya Schiwy
  3. pp. 191-212
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-238
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 239-252
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 253-256
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 257-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-272
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 273
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