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In the world of globalized media, provocative images trigger culture wars between traditionalists and cosmopolitans, between censors and defenders of free expression. But are images censored because of what they mean, what they do, or what they might become? And must audiences be protected because of what they understand, what they feel, or what they might imagine? Censorium is an innovative analysis of Indian film censorship. William Mazzarella argues that we must go beyond understanding the regulation of the cinema in India as a violation of free speech, as a colonial hangover, as a symptom of repressive moralism, or as a struggle between liberals and conservatives. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews with leading Indian censors, filmmakers, lawyers, journalists, playwrights, and actors, Mazzarella’s study grants the censors the compliment they least expect: to be taken seriously. Rather than polemicizing against censorship from an external standpoint, Mazzarella rigorously explores the self-contradictory language of censorship from within. Ultimately, he shows us how film censorship is about far more than the movies—it is a key to understanding why political and cultural legitimacy is so unstable in mass-mediated societies.Printed Pages: 296. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 101761
Inhaltsangabe: Censorium is an innovative analysis of Indian film censorship. William Mazzarella argues that we must go beyond understanding the regulation of Indian cinema as a violation of free speech, a colonial hangover, a symptom of repressive moralism, or a struggle between liberals and conservatives.
About the Author:
William Mazzarella is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India, also published by Duke University Press, and coeditor (with Raminder Kaur) of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation From Sedition to Seduction.
Titel: Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass ...
Verlag: Orient BlackSwan
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Buchbeschreibung Duke University Press, mittel. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 2013.284 Seit., 23cm, karton.442 gr. Signiert m. Widmung. , fast neu, ungebraucht, ungelesen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 442. Artikel-Nr. 8008703