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  1. Distributing Silent Film Serials

    Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation

    By Rudmer Canjels

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Bengali Cinema

    'An Other Nation'

    By Sharmistha Gooptu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Covering the years spanning cinema’s emergence as a popular form in Bengal in the first half of the twentieth century, this book examines the main genres and trends produced by this cinema, and leads up to Bengali cinema’s last phase of transition in the 1980s. Arguing that Bengali cinema has been...

    Published October 28th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Indian Literature and Popular Cinema

    Recasting Classics

    Edited by Heidi R.M. Pauwels

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is about the popular cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and how it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of film and literature, such as how Bollywood movies rework literary themes, offer different (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots,...

    Published December 9th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Popular Culture in Indonesia

    Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics

    Edited by Ariel Heryanto

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines popular culture in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, and the third largest democracy. It provides a full account of the key trends since the collapse of the authoritarian Suharto regime (1998), a time of great change in Indonesian society more generally. It...

    Published November 19th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Iranian Cinema

    Film and Society in the Islamic Republic

    By Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The ...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Documentary Testimonies

    Global Archives of Suffering

    Edited by Bhaskar Sarkar, Janet Walker

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Documentary Testimonies examines documentary films that compel us to bear witness, move us to anger or tears, and possibly mobilize us to action. Comprising ten new essays and a substantive introduction, this interdisciplinary volume examines audiovisual testimonial practices, forms, and...

    Published November 10th 2009 by Routledge

  7. World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives

    Edited by Nataša Durovicová, Kathleen E. Newman

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    SCMS Award Winner "Best Edited Collection" The standard analytical category of "national cinema" has increasingly been called into question by the category of the "transnational." This anthology examines the premises and consequences of the coexistence of these two categories and the parameters of...

    Published August 31st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Documentaries

    From Dogma to Polyphony

    By Yingchi Chu

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    In China, unlike in Western cinema, documentary film, rather than fiction film, has been the dominant mode since 1949. In recent years, documentary TV programmes have experienced a meteoric rise. Arguing that there is a gradual process of 'democratization' in the media, in which documentaries play...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Connecting Cultures

    Edited by Emma Bainbridge

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This lively and incisive collection of essays from an international group of scholars explores the interactions between cultures originating in Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Europe. Those interactions have been both destructive and richly productive, and the consequences continue to 'trouble...

    Published March 17th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Tamil Cinema

    The Cultural Politics of India's other Film Industry

    Edited by Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It...

    Published February 24th 2009 by Routledge