Bollywood : Sociology Goes To the Movies, Paperback / softback Book

Bollywood : Sociology Goes To the Movies Paperback / softback


`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 ExpressWhy 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
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  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9780761934615

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