India Through the Western Lens: Creating National Images in Film

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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.

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Ananda Mitra (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication, Wake Forest University. He received a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur and thereafter an M.A. in communication from Wake Forest University North Carolina, USA.

 

The primary areas of his teaching and research are: relationships between new media technologies and culture; analysis of media and culture in South Asia; research methodology; critical studies; and recreation and leisure research. He has also served as a consultant to private industries, universities, colleges, and local government agencies across the world. His published works include Television and Popular Culture in India (1993), India through the Western Lens (1999), Research Methods in Park, Recreation and Leisure Services (2000) and the Digital Life (2010) series that includes six books on various aspects of the contemporary digital world and numerous scholarly articles in various reputed academic journals.

Contenuti:

Films, Texts and the Marginalized
Charting the Field
The Pieces of the Story
Putting the Pieces Together in a Story
The Emergent Image
The Image and its Consequences
Cultural Memory and Diaspora

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Editore: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (1999)
ISBN 10: 0761992693 ISBN 13: 9780761992691
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Descrizione libro SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0761992693

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