The Melodramas of Globalization

  title={The Melodramas of Globalization},
  author={B. Sarkar},
  journal={Cultural Dynamics},
  pages={31 - 51}
  • B. Sarkar
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Dynamics
  • This article posits a homology between (1) the developmentalist logic endemic to hegemonic discourses of globalization and (2) the logic of the `too late' that drives the melodrama genre, to argue that the experience of globalization is, itself, highly melodramatic. Focusing on the far-reaching transformations of the Mumbai-based film industry and its global epiphenomenon `Bollywood', the article critically analyzes the hooplas and anxieties that structure contemporary Indian cultural… CONTINUE READING
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