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Kent Ono '87 Authors Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past

December 29, 2009

Contemporary Media Culture - Kent Ono.JPGDecember 29, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Kent A. Ono, professor of Asian American Studies and media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has authored Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past. Issued by Peter Lang Publishing, the book "examines contemporary representations of colonialism, by developing a historically and culturally specific theory of neocolonialism in U.S. media culture," according to a synopsis.

It adds, "Noting how colonialism never officially ended in the United States, Kent A. Ono draws together Kent Ono 09a.jpgrace, gender, sexuality, and nation to examine neocolonialism in popular media narratives."

Dr. Ono conducts research on rhetoric and discourse, media and film, and race, ethnic, and cultural studies. He directed the Asian American Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2002-07. He also directed the cultural studies program at the University of California at Davis from 1999-2002 and founded UC-Davis' Asian American Cultural Politics Research Cluster.

The professor's previous books include Asian Americans and the Media and Shifting Borders : Rhetoric,Immigration,and California's Proposition 187.

Learn more about Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past, and order the title, at Barnes & Noble.com.

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