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Untimely Bollywood : globalization and India's new media assemblage

Author: Amit Rai
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
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"Known for its elaborate spectacle of music, dance, costumes, and fantastical story lines, Bollywood cinema is a genre that foregrounds narrative rupture, indeterminacy, and bodily sensation. In "Untimely Bollywood," Amit S. Rai argues that the fast-paced, multivalent qualities of contemporary Bollywood cinema are emblematic of the changing conditions of media consumption in a globalizing India. Through analyses of  Read more...
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Rai, Amit, 1968-
Untimely Bollywood.
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)649044810
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amit Rai
ISBN: 9780822343943 0822343940 9780822344124 0822344122
OCLC Number: 277118449
Description: xii, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : India and the new nonlinear media assemblage --
"First day, first show" : Bollywood cinemagoing and the new sensorium --
Contagious multiplicities and the nonlinear life of the new media --
"The best quality cinema viewing . . . everywhere. everytime.": on the malltiplex --
Mutagen in India --
"With you every moment in time" : on the emergent ittafaq (chance) assemblage --
Conclusion : clinamedia.
Responsibility: Amit S. Rai.

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