Body matters: The politics of provocation in Mira Nair's films

@article{Sharma2001BodyMT,
  title={Body matters: The politics of provocation in Mira Nair's films},
  author={Alpana S. Sharma},
  journal={Quarterly Review of Film and Video},
  year={2001},
  volume={18},
  pages={103 - 91}
}
Since she began making films in 1979, Mira Nair has flaunted her ability to provoke viewers, western and non-western, into various stances of angry criticism or frank admiration or even both. Her entire filmography to date, while certainly not produced expressly with the intent to shock, characterizes Nair as a non-traditional filmmaker unafraid of controversy. Her short black-and-white film, Jama Masjid Street Journal (1979), documented Muslim men and women's reactions to her alien presence as… 
1 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES

Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of sex

Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: 1. Bodies that Matter 2. The Lesbian Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary 3. Phantasmatic Identification and the Assumption of Sex 4. Gender is Burning: Questions

The slate of life : more contemporary stories by women writers of India

rise and resource crunch and the internal shocks of droughts and famines. They held the rate of inflation in check and maintained an almost debt-free status. But the eminently successful

The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term "Post-Colonialism"

His face is turned towards the past.... The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole that which has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings

A Dweller in Two Lands: Mira Nair, Filmmaker

  • Cineaste
  • 1987

India Cabaret: Reflections and Reactions

  • Calling the Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers
  • 1986

The Production of Third World Subjects for First World Consumption

  • 1994

Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories

  • Diana Fuss. New York: Routledge
  • 1991