No Limits: Media Studies from India

Hardcover | July 12, 2013

EditorRavi Sundaram

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In the contemporary world, there is no stable notion of the present. No Limits seeks to address this instability of the present through the prism of media. Through interdisciplinary studies in the fields of film, television, music, print, and radio, the chapters in this volume locate thecontemporary in Indian media environment post 1980s transition. They also discuss the relation between media technology and the public, and record its change over time: how the same audience which was earlier consuming media is now a producer of it. India's rapid move to become an increasingly mediatised society was not anticipated when globalization began inthe 1980s. Being a nascent discipline, media studies in India can be looked at differently compared to that in the West. This volume discusses the contours of media studies as a young and emergent field in India.

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In the contemporary world, there is no stable notion of the present. No Limits seeks to address this instability of the present through the prism of media. Through interdisciplinary studies in the fields of film, television, music, print, and radio, the chapters in this volume locate thecontemporary in Indian media environment post 198...

Ravi Sundaram is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:July 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresPrefaceList of AbbreviationsRavi Sundaram: Introduction: The Horizon of Media StudiesPart I: Mapping the Terrain1. Ashish Rajadhyaksha: The 'Bollywoodization' of the Indian Cinema: Cultural Nationalism in a Global Arena The 'Bollywoodization' of the Indian Cinema: Cultural Nationalism in a Global Arena; Afterword: The Bollywoodization Argument-Ten Years On2. Lawrence Liang: Sensuous Encounters: Law, Affect, and the Media Event3. Shohini Ghosh: The Inner and Outer Worlds of Emergent Television CulturesPart II: Circulation4. Robin Jeffrey: Mission, Money, and Machinery: Indian Newspapers in the Twentieth Century5. Ravi Sundaram: Revisiting the Pirate Kingdom6. Nitin Govil: Figures of Transit: Tracing a Century of Hollywood in IndiaPart III: Publics7. Debashree Mukherjee: Creating Cinema's Reading Publics: The Emergence of Film Journalism in Bombay8. Ravi S. Vasudevan: Notes on Contemporary Film Experience: 'Bollywood', Genre Diversity, and Video Circuits9. S.V. Srinivas: Whistling Fans: Reflections on the Sociology, Politics, and Performativity of an Excessively Active Audience10. Shanti Kumar: Unimaginable Communities: Television, Globalization, and National Identities in Postcolonial India11. Joselyn Zivin: The Imagined Reign of the Iron Lecturer: Village Broadcast in Colonial India12. Shuddhabrata Sengupta: The 'Terrorist' and the Screen: Afterimages of the Batla House 'Encounter'Part IV: Production13. Vibodh Parthasarthy: The Gramophone Company in India, 1898-1912: The Evolution of an Early Media Enterprise14. Peter Manuel: Democratizing Indian Popular Music: From Cassette Culture to the Digital Era15. Ranjani Mazumdar: Film Stardom after LivenessNotes on ContributorsIndex