Reading 'Bollywood'

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Reading 'Bollywood' explores the connections between representations of gender, sexuality and ethnicity in Hindi films, socio-political contexts and the construction of gender, sexual and ethnic identity by young audience members in India and the UK. Extended excerpts from in-depth interviews with young viewers, observations and original photographs provide exciting and unique insights about spectatorship as well as material for comparison with theories about Hindi film and studies of film audiences and popular culture worldwide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230001725
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

SHAKUNTALA BANAJI is a Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, Institute of Education, London.

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Table of Contents

• List of Illustrations
• Hindi Films: Theoretical Debates and Textual Studies
• Audiences and Hindi Films: Contemporary Studies
• Hindi Film-Going and the Viewing Context in Two Countries
'A Man Who Smokes Should Never Marry A Village Girl': Comments on Courtship and Marriage Bollywood-Style
• Short Skirts, Long Veils and Dancing Men: Responses to Dress and the Body
• More or Less Spicy Kisses: Responses to Sex, Love and Sexuality
• Politics and Spectatorship 1: Viewing Love, Religion and Ethnic Violence
• Politics and Spectatorship 2: Young Men Viewing Terrorism and State Violence
• Conclusion: The Tricky Politics of Viewing Pleasure
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Filmography
• Index

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