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Consuming Cultural Hegemony

Bollywood in Bangladesh

Authors: Rahman, Harisur

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  • Repositions Bangladesh in the South Asian cultural scene and contributes new knowledge, perspectives, and understandings about cultural consumption and India’s regional hegemonic power and its relations with smaller neighbors
    Demonstrates how Indian films expose class differentiation within Bangladesh while reinforcing India’s cultural hegemony
    Offers interdisciplinary analysis drawing upon methodologies and perspectives from anthropology, sociology, media studies, communication, film studies, and cultural studies

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This book examines the circulation and viewership of Bollywood films and filmi modernity in Bangladesh. The writer poses a number of fundamental questions: what it means to be a Bangladeshi in South Asia, what it means to be a Bangladeshi fan of Hindi film, and how popular film reflects power relations in South Asia. The writer argues that partition has resulted in India holding hegemonic power over all of South Asia’s nation-states at the political, economic, and military levels–a situation that has made possible its cultural hegemony. The book draws on relevant literature from anthropology, sociology, film, media, communication, and cultural studies to explore the concepts of hegemony, circulation, viewership, cultural taste, and South Asian cultural history and politics. 





                 

About the authors

Harisur Rahman is Assistant Professor at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He holds a Ph.D. degree in anthropology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His dissertation examined the circulation and viewership of Indian films in Bangladesh. His research interests include media anthropology, cultural circulation and consumption, intercultural communication, film and media 




         

                  

Reviews

'Rahman’s book offers us some rich insights about the workings of cultural hegemony of Bollywood cinema in Bangladesh, not least relating to middle class media consumption practices. This book is a welcomed addition to the literature on film and media studies in the Bangladesh and popular Indian cinema contexts.'

— Professor Rajinder Dudrah, Birmingham City University, UK

'In the world of film scholarship, as in the world(s) of South Asian popular culture, Bollywood has enjoyed a hegemonic position. Rahman’s work opens a unique window on the social, political, academic, technological and cultural dynamics of that hegemony. He provides a long-needed voice for Bangaladeshi film culture and film industry.'
— Professor Gregory D Booth, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

'In an engaging and comprehensive manner the book provides an overview of the circulation of Bollywood films in Bangladesh and their impacts on society and culture industry. A must read for anyone interested in exploring the relationship between film consumption, cultural hegemony and social inequality.'
— Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31706-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consuming Cultural Hegemony
Book Subtitle
Bollywood in Bangladesh
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31707-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31707-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31706-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 243
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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