‘Relationships which have no name’: Family and sexuality in 1970s popular film

  title={‘Relationships which have no name’: Family and sexuality in 1970s popular film},
  author={Ulka Anjaria},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  pages={23 - 35}
  • Ulka Anjaria
  • Published 13 March 2012
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Popular Culture
This essay argues that popular film of the 1970s opened up a space for representing new kinds of social relationships specifically by means of its use of melodramatic formulas. Against a dominant periodization of the decade which emphasizes rupture, I argue that over the course of the long 1970s we see a process of repetition and resignification whereby formulas such as the ‘lost-and-found’ plot and the love triangle were re-presented and their constitutive elements rearranged in order to… Expand
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