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The active audience: spectatorship, social relations and the experience of cinema in India
Mainstream audiences of popular Indian cinema adopt a participatory and interactive style of viewing. In cinema theaters viewers frequently cheer and whistle, shout out to characters on-screen, throw
Communicating globalization in Bombay cinema: Everyday life, imagination and the persistence of the local
Abstract Bollywood films increasingly portray the life-worlds of India's urban middle class and their transnational connections. Characters in the Hindi-language films use English phrases, cell
Cinema halls, locality and urban life
■ Drawing on ethnographic field research in Bangalore, a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual city in South India, this article explores the relationship between cinema and the city and the significance of
Active viewing: An Ethnography of the Indian film audience
Audiences of popular Hindi cinema1 present a strategic site for study of the active audience as they adopt a viewing style that is participatory and interactive. In cinema theaters viewers applaud
Ladies queues, ‘roadside Romeos,’ and balcony seating: Ethnographic observations on women's cinema-going experiences
Based on ethnographic field research in a south Indian city this paper explores some of the practices, habits, and preferences of women movie-goers. I examine how middle class women construct the