Popular Culture in a Globalised India

Author: K. Moti Gokulsing,Wimal Dissanayake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 020388406X

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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As India celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its independence, much praise was lavished on its emergence as a major player on the global stage. Its economic transformation and geopolitical significance as a nuclear power are matched by its globally resonant cultural resources. This book explores India’s rich popular culture. Chapters provide illuminating insights into various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political realities of contemporary globalised India. Structured thematically and drawing on a broad range of academic disciplines, the book deals with critical issues including: - Film, television and TV soaps - Folk theatre, Mahabharata-Ramayana ,myths, performance, ideology and religious nationalism - Music, dance and fashion - Comics, cartoons, photographs, posters and advertising - Cyberculture and the software industry - Indian feminisms - Sports and tourism - Food culture Offering comprehensive coverage of the emerging discipline of popular culture in India, this book is essential reading for courses on Indian popular culture and a useful resource for more general courses in the field of cultural studies, media studies, history, literary studies and communication studies.
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Dictionary of Globalization

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634400

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Provides an overview of the contemporary globalization debate, bringing together the disparate elements of an ever-growing literature. This dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering various aspects of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, and more. It is aimed at students, researchers, policy-makers and others.
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Bollywood Sounds

The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Author: Jayson Beaster-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199993483

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Bollywood Sounds focuses on the songs of Indian films in their historical, social, commercial, and cinematic contexts. Author Jayson Beaster-Jones takes readers through the highly collaborative compositional process, highlighting the contributions of film directors, music directors (composers), lyricists, musicians, and singers in song production. Through close musical and multimedia analysis of more than twenty landmark compositions, Bollywood Sounds illustrates how the producers of Indian film songs have long mediated a variety of musical styles, instruments, and performance practices to create a uniquely cosmopolitan music genre. As an exploration of the music of seventy years of Hindi films, Bollywood Sounds provides long-term historical insights into film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions in ways that will appeal both to scholars and to newcomers to Indian cinema.
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Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space

Author: I. Rigoni,E. Saitta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283408

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Through enhancing reflection on the treatment of cultural diversity in contemporary Western societies, this collection aims to move the debate beyond the opposition between ethnicity and citizenship and demonstrate ways to achieve equality in multicultural and globalised societies.
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Media, Gender, and Popular Culture in India

Tracking Change and Continuity

Author: Sanjukta Dasgupta,Dipankar Sinha,Sudeshna Chakravarti

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9788132107293

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Media, Gender, and Popular Culture in India critiques media representations of popular culture and gender since the 1950s and tracks the changes that have taken place in Indian society. The authors give us incisive analyses of these transformations, represented through the candid lens of the camera in films, television, advertisements and magazines, all of which focus on gender and familial representations and patriarchal norms in Indian society. The strength of this book is that it rejects grand narratives in favor of the micro-politics of daily living. In the course of exploring the metamorphosis of India, the authors succeed in dissolving the boundaries between mass/low culture, elite/high culture and local/national/global affiliations.
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Asian Popular Culture in Transition

Author: Lorna Fitzsimmons,John A. Lent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415692849

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Asian Popular Culture in Transition examines contemporary consumption practices in South Korea, China, India, and Japan, and both updates and extends popular culture studies of the region. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection of essays explores how recent advances and shifts in information technologies and globalization have impacted cultural markets, fashion, the digital generation, mobile culture, femininity, matrimonial advertising, and a film actress' image and performance. Drawing upon a diverse range of sources and methods including historical research, content analysis, anthropological observation, textual analyses, and interviews, Asian Popular Culture in Transition makes a significant contribution to this growing area of research. Given its broad range of countries, theories, and approaches, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian studies, cultural studies, media and communication studies, and gender studies.
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Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Author: K. Moti Gokulsing,Wimal Dissanayake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113677291X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 473

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India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. After years of marginalisation by academics in the Western world, Indian cinemas have moved from the periphery to the centre of the world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in the field, this Handbook looks at the complex reasons for this remarkable journey. Combining a historical and thematic approach, the Handbook discusses how Indian cinemas need to be understood in their historical unfolding as well as their complex relationships to social, economic, cultural, political, ideological, aesthetic, technical and institutional discourses. The thematic section provides an up-to-date critical narrative on diverse topics such as audience, censorship, film distribution, film industry, diaspora, sexuality, film music and nationalism. The Handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting edge survey of Indian cinemas, discussing Popular, Parallel/New Wave and Regional cinemas as well as the spectacular rise of Bollywood. It is an invaluable resource for students and academics of South Asian Studies, Film Studies and Cultural Studies.
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Pop Culture India!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Asha Kasbekar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096361

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.
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The Indian Media Business

Author: Vanita Kohli

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761934691

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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The revised edition of this bestselling book presents a comprehensive and detailed perspective on the current state of the Indian media industry. With revised and updated statistics, Vanita Kohli presents a strong and well-researched guidebook to the difficult and confusing terrain of the Indian media business. Combining data with rigorous analysis, this new edition covers several new topics and presents a sound foundation to understanding the fundamental principles and concepts needed to understand media industries and issues in the converging media environment.
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Global Denim

Author: Daniel Miller,Sophie Woodward

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887392

Category: Design

Page: 224

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On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations for why this is the case, challenging the accepted history of jeans and showing why the reasons cannot be commercial. While discussing the consequences of denim at the global level, the book consists of some exemplary studies by anthropologists of what blue jeans mean in a variety of local situations. These range from the discussion of hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US. But through all these intensively researched ethnographies of local denim we build our understanding of the most curious of all features of blue jeans - the rise of global denim.
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