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Gopal, Sangita:
Conjugations : marriage and form in new Bollywood cinema / Sangita Gopal. - Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011. - ca. 240 S. : Ill. - (South Asia across the disciplines)
ISBN 978-0-226-30425-0
US$ 69,00 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-226-30426-7
US$ 22,50 (Paperback)
DDC: 791.430954
-- Angekündigt für Dezember 2011 (Univ. of Chicago Press) --

Bollywood movies have been long known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But when India entered the global marketplace in the early 1990s, its film industry transformed radically. Production and distribution of films became regulated, advertising and marketing created a largely middle-class audience, and films began to fit into genres like science fiction and horror. In this bold study of what she names New Bollywood, Sangita Gopal contends that the key to understanding these changes is to analyze films’ evolving treatment of romantic relationships.
   Gopal argues that the form of the conjugal duo in movies reflects other social forces in India’s new consumerist and global society. She takes a daring look at recent Hindi films and movie trends—the decline of song-and-dance sequences, the upgraded status of the horror genre, and the rise of the multiplex and multi-plot—to demonstrate how these relationships exemplify different formulas of contemporary living. A provocative account of how cultural artifacts can embody globalization’s effects on intimate life, Conjugations will shake up the study of Hindi film. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Figures. ix
Acknowledgments. xi
Introduction: Conjugating New Bollywood. 1
1. When the Music’s Over: A History of the Romantic Duet. 23
2. Family Matters: Affect, Authority, and the Codification of Hindi Cinema. 60
3. Fearful Habitations: Upward Mobility and the Horror Genre. 91
4. Conjugal Assembly: Mulitplex, Multiplot, and the Reconfigured Social Film. 124
5. Bollywood Local: Conjugal Rearrangement in Regional Cinema. 155
Conclusion: New Bollywood and Its Others. 186
Notes. 193
Index. 229

SANGITA GOPAL is associate professor of English at the University of Oregon. She is the coeditor of Global Bollywood: Transnational Travels of Hindi Film Music. Profile page.

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