Reading 'Bollywood': The Young Audience and Hindi Films (Hardback)Shakuntala Banaji (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 443 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
'Her [Banaji's] book is theoretically well grounded, both in debates concerning Hindi films and in audience studies more generally.' - Par Stahlberg, Young (Nordic Journal of Youth Research)
'Banaji's insightful account in Reading 'Bollywood' enables a substantially finer appreciation of the practices of film-viewing among youth audiences in India and the UK. The refreshing approach and analysis set out in this book compel a serious reconsideration of theories around spectatorship, ideology, identity, and agency. An important contribution to film and cultural studies.'
- Rashmi Sawhney, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
'This is a really brave book: brave in its exploration of responses to Bollywood films among Indians in Bombay and London; brave in its range exploring both personal and political aspects in them; and brave in its honest admission when findings challenge her expectations. Banaji's book is a major contribution to empirical audience research.'
- Martin Barker, Emeritus Professor, Aberystwyth University, UK
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