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India on the Western Screen

India on the Western Screen Author Ananda Mitra
ISBN-10 9789351509769
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 192
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An insightful analysis and impact assessment of the ways in which India is portrayed on different screens in the west This book examines the nuances of multiple images—cinema, TV, computer, and smartphones—that feed into the making of a new Indian narrative and showcase an India that is very different from the unilinear notion that used to exist a few decades ago. It elaborates on the critical role of the impressions formed in redefining how the Indian diaspora is imagined and received in the West, which in turn impacts everyday experiences of Indians living there. Building on his earlier book India through the Western Lens: Creating National Images in Film (SAGE 1999), which focused primarily on films, Mitra expands his latest study to new media. Effectively, the book highlights the West’s perception of India based on what is being projected through visual media.



Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble Author Terence McSweeney
ISBN-10 9780231851220
Release 2018-03-27
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We are living in the age of the superhero and we cannot deny it. Avengers Assemble! is a vibrant and theoretically informed interrogation of one of the defining and most financially successful film franchises of the new millennium. In the first single-authored monograph on the topic of the Marvel cinematic universe, Terence McSweeney asks, "Why has the superhero genre reemerged so emphatically in recent years?" In an age where people have stopped going to the cinema as frequently as they used to, they returned to it in droves for the superhero film. What is it about these films that has resonated with audiences all around the globe? Are they just disposable pop culture artifacts or might they have something interesting to say about the fears and anxieties of the world we live in today? Beginning with Iron Man in 2008, this study provocatively explores both the cinematic and the televisual branches of the series across ten dynamic and original chapters from a diverse range of critical perspectives which analyse their status as an embodiment of the changing industrial practices of the blockbuster film and their symbolic potency as affective cultural artifacts that are profoundly immersed in the turbulent political climate of their era.



Passport Photos

Passport Photos Author Amitava Kumar
ISBN-10 0520922689
Release 2000-06-14
Pages 290
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Passport Photos, a self-conscious act of artistic and intellectual forgery, is a report on the immigrant condition. A multigenre book combining theory, poetry, cultural criticism, and photography, it explores the complexities of the immigration experience, intervening in the impersonal language of the state. Passport Photos joins books by writers like Edward Said and Trinh T. Minh-ha in the search for a new poetics and politics of diaspora. Organized as a passport, Passport Photos is a unique work, taking as its object of analysis and engagement the lived experience of post-coloniality--especially in the United States and India. The book is a collage, moving back and forth between places, historical moments, voices, and levels of analysis. Seeking to link cultural, political, and aesthetic critiques, it weaves together issues as diverse as Indian fiction written in English, signs put up by the border patrol at the U.S.-Tijuana border, ethnic restaurants in New York City, the history of Indian indenture in Trinidad, Native Americans at the Superbowl, and much more. The borders this book crosses again and again are those where critical theory meets popular journalism, and where political poetry encounters the work of documentary photography. The argument for such border crossings lies in the reality of people's lives. This thought-provoking book explores that reality, as it brings postcolonial theory to a personal level and investigates global influences on local lives of immigrants.



India through the Western Lens

India through the Western Lens Author Ananda Mitra
ISBN-10 0761992693
Release 1999-03-15
Pages 254
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This book investigates the representation of Indians in Western films and locates this analysis within the context of the larger issue how Indian immigrants are viewed in the West today. Covering a large spectrum of films across several decades, the book conducts its critique by identifying and analyzing those narratives and textual strategies used to propagate an image of Indians that are common to these films. The book combines a critical-cultural perspective with political and social considerations to show how films can play a critical role in shaping public attitudes.



Bollywood s India

Bollywood s India Author Rachel Dwyer
ISBN-10 9781780233048
Release 2014-06-15
Pages 272
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Bollywood movies have long been known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But these exciting and often amusing films rarely reflect the reality of life on the Indian subcontinent. Exploring the nature of mainstream Hindi cinema, the strikingly illustrated Bollywood’s Indiaexamines its nonrealistic depictions of everyday life in India and what it reveals about Indian society. Showing how escapism and entertainment function in Bollywood cinema, Rachel Dwyer argues that Hindi cinema’s interpretations of India over the last two decades are a reliable guide to understanding the nation’s changing hopes and dreams. She looks at the ways Bollywood has imagined and portrayed the unity and diversity of the country—what it believes and feels, as well as life at home and in public. Using Dwyer’s two decades spent working with filmmakers and discussing movies with critics and moviegoers,Bollywood’s India is an illuminating look at Hindi cinema.



India s Film Society Movement

India   s Film Society Movement Author V. K. Cherian
ISBN-10 9789385985621
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 264
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First comprehensive account of the seven-decade long journey of the Film Society Movement in India, and how it helped Indian cinema come into its own. Till 1950s, 80 % of the films screened in India were from Hollywood. Today, only 10 % films shown in India are of foreign origin. One of the main factors that aided in bringing about this massive transformation was the formation of Film Societies in India. They soon became a catalyst to a new film culture, impacting quality of Indian films, both in technology and content. This book studies this historic Film Society movement, from its origin, to the crisis of its identity in the 80s and 90s to its revival in 2000s. It not only narrates the history, the heroes, the institutions, crises, technological changes and the transformation of the Film Society Movement but also debates on the future of this movement.



Television and Popular Culture in India

Television and Popular Culture in India Author Ananda Mitra
ISBN-10 8170363624
Release 1993
Pages 196
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Television and Popular Culture in India has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Television and Popular Culture in India also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Television and Popular Culture in India book for free.



Indian Media

Indian Media Author Adrian Athique
ISBN-10 9780745653334
Release 2012-02-27
Pages 244
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The very rapid growth in the Indian media industries and the vibrancy of India's popular culture are making a working understanding of the Indian scene a prerequisite for any serious study of media in the twenty-first century. As one of the largest and most influential emerging economies in the world today, India now plays a crucial role in any serious discussion of social and economic change taking place at the global level. As new commercial and political alignments take shape in the face of new global circumstances, thinkers and decision-makers are inexorably drawn towards the reality of a new India being forged in the technological and cultural flux of global media flows. Taking an innovative interdisciplinary approach to the complex field of Indian media and society, this book combines a rich descriptive account with critical analysis designed to engender informed debate amongst students, academics and other researchers.



Media Worlds

Media Worlds Author Faye D. Ginsburg
ISBN-10 9780520928169
Release 2002-10-23
Pages 429
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This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media—film, television, video—are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies. The contributors, key figures in this new field, cover topics ranging from indigenous media projects around the world to the unexpected effects of state control of media to the local impact of film and television as they travel transnationally. Their essays, mostly new work produced for this volume, bring provocative new theoretical perspectives grounded in cross-cultural ethnographic realities to the study of media.



Alien Technology

Alien Technology Author Ananda Mitra
ISBN-10 9788132106203
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 224
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Alien Technology explores the consequences of technological alienation on individuals and communities in the modern times. The world is already witnessing situations in which those who are alienated from technologies are at the mercy of those who are “in the know”. This may even lead to the creation of a new kind of class system based on technology literacy. This book explores complex technologies, presents ways of identifying the levels of alienation, and suggests remedies for overcoming the alienation and becoming better and empowered users of technology. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its humorous, tongue-in-cheek style will engage the reader.



The new Indian cinema

The new Indian cinema Author Aruna Vasudev
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105004422320
Release 1986
Pages 132
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The new Indian cinema has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The new Indian cinema also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The new Indian cinema book for free.



The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Author Sherman Alexie
ISBN-10 9780316219303
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 272
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.



Screen Digest

Screen Digest Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000107224366
Release 2005
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Organiser

Organiser Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021389080
Release 1997-08
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Digital Communications

Digital Communications Author Ananda Mitra
ISBN-10 9781438133614
Release 2010
Pages 137
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Between September 2006 and May 2007, the online networking site Facebook doubled its number of visitors to 26 million. Today, it has more than 300 million active users worldwide. Though Facebook is just one tool people use to connect with each other, the myriad of other Web sites such as MySpace and the estimated 2 billion cellphones in use worldwide mean that more people than ever are using digital communication. Digital Communications: From E-mail to the Cyber Community looks at the digital tools used during interpersonal communication, such as cell phones, electronic mail, chat rooms, and social networking Web sites and how personal Web logs (blogs) and personally produced audio programs (podcasts) can serve to relay messages to the masses. This engaging volume also reveals the dangers of digital communication among people with bad intentions (i.e. spam and scams) and takes a look at future trends in digital communication and the effects of these tools on those people who have grown up with this digital communication access.



The World Is Flat 3 0

The World Is Flat 3 0 Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 1429923075
Release 2007-07-24
Pages 672
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.



A Kestrel for a Knave

A Kestrel for a Knave Author Barry Hines
ISBN-10 9780141903835
Release 2000-05-25
Pages 208
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Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a disillusioned teenager growing up in a small Yorkshire mining town. Violence is commonplace and he is frequently cold and hungry. Yet he is determined to be a survivor and when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk he discovers a passion in life. Billy identifies with her proud silence and she inspired in him the trust and love that nothing else can. Intense and raw and bitingly honest, A KETREL FOR A KNAVE was first published in 1968 and was also madeinto a highly acclaimed film, 'Kes', directed by Ken Loach.