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The Resource Bangladesh cinema and national identity : in search of the modern?, Zakir Hossain Raju

Bangladesh cinema and national identity : in search of the modern?, Zakir Hossain Raju

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Bangladesh cinema and national identity : in search of the modern?
Title
Bangladesh cinema and national identity
Title remainder
in search of the modern?
Statement of responsibility
Zakir Hossain Raju
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Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood and cultural identity of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This book analyses the relationship between cinema and modernity in Bangladesh, providing a narrative of the uneven process that produced the idea of 'Bangladesh cinema'. This book investigates the roles of a non-western 'national' film industry in Asia in constructing nationhood and identity within colonial and postcolonial predicaments. The political and economic forces and the cultural institutions that have been active in shaping Bangladesh cinema are presented. The author explores how the conflict among different social groups turned Bangladesh cinema into a site of contesting identities during the twentieth century and beyond. In particular, he illustrates the connections between film production and reception in Bangladesh and a variety of nationalist constructions of Bengali Muslim identity. Drawing on the idea of cinema as public sphere and the postcolonial notion of formation of the 'Bangladesh' nation, interactions between cinema and middle-class Bengali Muslims in different social and political matrices are analysed. The first major academic study on this large and vibrant national cinema, this book demonstrates that Bangladesh national cinema worked as different 'public spheres' for different 'publics' throughout the twentieth century. Filling a niche in Global Film and Media Studies and South Asian Studies, it will be of interest to scholars and students of these disciplines"--
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DLC
Dewey number
791.43095492
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.B3
LC item number
R35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge contemporary South Asia series
Series volume
89
Label
Bangladesh cinema and national identity : in search of the modern?, Zakir Hossain Raju
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780415465441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024466777
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922940011
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Bangladesh cinema and national identity : in search of the modern?, Zakir Hossain Raju
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780415465441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024466777
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922940011
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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