Global Bollywood Anandam P. Kavoori

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Published: December 24th 2008

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314 pages


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Global Bollywood  by  Anandam P. Kavoori

Global Bollywood by Anandam P. Kavoori
December 24th 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 314 pages | ISBN: | 7.79 Mb

Bollywood is one of the most prolific film industries in the world. Based in Mumbai, the industry churns out hundreds of films each year?primarily melodramatic films with music and elaborately choreographed dance routines. Bollywoods popularity isMoreBollywood is one of the most prolific film industries in the world. Based in Mumbai, the industry churns out hundreds of films each year?primarily melodramatic films with music and elaborately choreographed dance routines. Bollywoods popularity is quickly spreading across the globe, and, beyond the films themselves, Bollywood has made its way into global popular culture.

Global Bollywood brings together leading scholars to examine the transnational and transmedia terrain of Bollywood. Defining Bollywood as an arena of public culture distinct from Hindi-language Bombay cinema, this volume offers a new critical framework for analyzing the institutional, cultural, and political dimensions of Bollywood films and film music as they begin to constitute an important circuit of global flows in the twenty-first century.

Organized thematically, the book examines contestations surrounding the term Bollywood, changing relations between the state and the film industry, convergence with television and new media, online fan culture, film journalism, and the reception and negotiations of gender and sexuality in diverse socio-cultural contexts.



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