The Multiplex in India: A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure [NOOK Book]

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This book provides the reader with a comprehensive account of the new leisure infrastructure arising at the intersection between contemporary trends in cultural practice and the spatial politics that are reshaping the cities of India. Exploring the significance, and convergence, of economic liberalisation, urban redevelopment and the media explosion in India, the book demonstrates an innovative approach towards the cultural and political economy of leisure in a complex and ...

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The Multiplex in India: A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

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Overview

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive account of the new leisure infrastructure arising at the intersection between contemporary trends in cultural practice and the spatial politics that are reshaping the cities of India. Exploring the significance, and convergence, of economic liberalisation, urban redevelopment and the media explosion in India, the book demonstrates an innovative approach towards the cultural and political economy of leisure in a complex and rapidly-changing society.

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Adrian Athique is lecturer in media at the department of Sociology, University of Essex. His research interests include film exhibition in South Asia, unofficial networks of media distribution, new media technologies and the transnational reception of media in Asia – all of these part of a wider interest in cultural sociology, geography and history.

Douglas Hill is a lecturer in Development Studies in the department of Geography at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research engages with comparative political economy, especially in South Asia.

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Table of Contents

1. Situating the Multiplex as a Research Object 2. From Cinema Hall to Multiplex: A Public History 3. Film Exhibition and the Economic Logic of the Multiplex 4. India Poised: Assessing the Geography of Opportunity 5. Location and Lifestyle: The Infrastructure of Urban Leisure 6. Spatial Politics of the Multiplex: An Environmental Model 7. A ‘Decent Crowd’: The Social Imagination of the Multiplex Public 8. Screening The Multiplex. Conclusion: The Multiplex and the Leisure Economy: Future Implications

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