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Dissanayake, Wimal

Works: 75 works in 290 publications in 2 languages and 14,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1993.5.A75, 302.2343095
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Publications about Wimal Dissanayake
Publications by Wimal Dissanayake
Most widely held works about Wimal Dissanayake
Most widely held works by Wimal Dissanayake
Colonialism and nationalism in Asian cinema ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
The News media in national and international conflict by Andrew Arno( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Indian popular cinema : a narrative of cultural change by K. Moti Gokulsing( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
The book provides a historical and cultural survey of Indian cinema - popular, artistic and regional - and introduces readers to its distinctive forms
Global/local : cultural production and the transnational imaginary by Rob Wilson( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking collection focuses on what may be, for cultural studies, the most intriguing aspect of contemporary globalization-the ways in which the postnational restructuring of the world in an era of transnational capitalism has altered how we must think about cultural production. Mapping a ""new world space"" that is simultaneously more globalized and localized than before, these essays examine the dynamic between the movement of capital, images, and technologies without regard to national borders and the tendency toward fragmentation of the world into increasingly contentious enclav
Rethinking Third Cinema by Anthony R Guneratne( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
The 'Third Cinema' movement called for a politicized film-making in Africa, Asia and Latin America which would address issues of race, class, religion, and national integrity. This anthology addresses notions about Third Cinema theory, and the cinema practice of developing and postcolonial nations
Melodrama and Asian cinema ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
"Cinema is a dominant force in the lives of many people living in Asia, a continent that has a number of distinguished national film industries. A concept central to much of Asian film production is melodrama. This path-breaking study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia. Exploring with theoretical sophistication the various ways that melodrama operates, the essays contained in this volume shed light on the different traditions of Asian cinema, as well as on the wider cultural discourse in which they participate."--Jacket
New Chinese cinema by Kwok-kan Tam( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Self as person in Asian theory and practice by Roger T Ames( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Self as body in Asian theory and practice by Thomas P Kasulis( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Continuity and change in communication systems : an Asian perspective ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
The Penguin book of modern Indian short stories by Stephen Alter( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Most translated from various Indian languages
Transnational Asia Pacific : gender, culture, and the public sphere ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Self and deception : a cross-cultural philosophical enquiry ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
This volume contains essays by a range of distinguished philosophers on the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception. The work proceeds from the assumption that changing constructions of self within Western cultures, and alternative notions of self in other cultures requires that we rethink traditional strategies for explaining the phenomenon of self-deception. The concept of self is central to any sustained inquiry into self-deception, the pertinent issue being what sort of self is victim (or beneficiary) of self-deception. Several of the authors here base their thinking on the model of "other-deception," and include discussion of the notions of double selves, multiple selves, and subsystems of the self, to address this troubling problem. Other authors argue that "other-deception" is not an adequate or reliable model to guide our thinking on this issue. The psychological and moral dimensions of self-deception generate a rich discussion, as do its epistemic implications. The concept of emotionality also receives sustained attention
Narratives of agency : self-making in China, India, and Japan by Wimal Dissanayake( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
This multidisciplinary collection underlines the importance of understanding the operations of human agency - defined here as the ability to exert power, specifically in resistance to ideological pressure. In particular, the contributors emphasize the historical and cultural conditions that facilitate the production of agency in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures of China, India, and Japan. The contributors argue that traditional Western approaches to the study of these cultures have unduly focused on the pervasive influence of family and clan (China), caste and fatalism (India), and groupism (Japan), reminding us that members of a community have to make personal choices, struggle and interact with others, and confront new challenges, all of which involve intentionality and human agency
Self as image in Asian theory and practice ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
"This is the third in a series dealing with the concept of self and its importance in understanding Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures. The authors examine the relationship between self and image and its significance in attaining a deeper knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures." "By examining both classical and contemporary works associated with China, India, and Japan, the authors seek, on the one hand, to demonstrate the intricate relationship between self and image and, on the other, to make use of that relationship to further our understanding of these cultures."--Jacket
Cinema and cultural identity : reflections on films from Japan, India, and China ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Internationalizing cultural studies : an anthology ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
"Internationalizing Cultural Studies is an resource that introduces and consolidates existing key and important writings in cultural studies literature from different regions of the world. The editors have designed the readings to challenge practitioners in the West and beyond to redefine cultural studies as a truly global movement"--Jacket
Wong Kar-Wai's Ashes of time by Wimal Dissanayake( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
This book presents the nature and significance of Ashes of Time, and the reasons for its being regarded as a landmark in Hong Kong cinema
Popular culture in a globalised India by K. Moti Gokulsing( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Presenting India's rich popular cultural traditions, this book includes chapters, which provide insights into various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political diversity of a globalised India
From Aan to Lagaan and beyond : a guide to the study of Indian cinema by K. Moti Gokulsing( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
This guide to studying Indian film covers the vast range of cinemas of India, including the rise of Bollywood, and presents key theoretical approaches. It examines the filmmaking process, showing how an Indian movie is made, explaining the technology entailed, and discussing all major issues
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Alternative Names
Disānāyaka, Vimal.
Disānāyaka, Vimal 1939-
Vimal Disānāyaka
Vimal Disānāyaka 1939-
Wimal Dissanayake
Wimal Dissanayake 1939-....
English (182)
Sinhalese (1)
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