Ladies queues, ‘roadside Romeos,’ and balcony seating: Ethnographic observations on women's cinema-going experiences

  title={Ladies queues, ‘roadside Romeos,’ and balcony seating: Ethnographic observations on women's cinema-going experiences},
  author={Lakshmi Srinivas},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  pages={291 - 307}
  • L. Srinivas
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Popular Culture
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 cinema experience: how they navigate the city, negotiate ticket queues, secure seating of their choice – all of which shape the movie outing and the cinema experience. The paper advances the idea that the sense and significance of cinema for its audiences cannot be gleaned by a focus on the film itself… 
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