Sociology Goes to the Movies
By (author) Rajinder Dudrah
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Bollywood by Rajinder Dudrah
Book Description'Dudrah! successfully renews an interdisciplinary dialogue between cinema and sociology! Dudrah's book is a great reference for multi-disciplinary research! the book gives academic credence to Bollywood cinema' - The Tribune 'A new book which gives an extraordinary insight into Bollywood' - Asian Voice 'This book asks and answers some interesting questions about what exactly Bollywood is' - New India Express Why are people fascinated with Bollywood? What is the cultural significance of the films produced there? In recent years Bollywood - the popular Hindi cinema from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India - has received widespread international attention in the global media. The book examines the reasons for this interest and provides an unrivalled guide to the phenomenon. The book: * provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical engagement with Bollywood cinema and its audiences; * examines the role and representations of cultural icons in Bollywood films; * pinpoints the key trends in the Bollywood film industry as it develops in the age of globalization; * subjects Bollywood to the first systematic sociological, cultural and media analysis.Packed with memorable examples and penetrating insights, this is a marvellous work which combines sociology with media and cultural analysis to provide a highly original account of the Bollywood phenomenon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761934615
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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