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Subjects

Bollywood, Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- India, Culture in motion pictures, Motion pictures and globalization -- India

Abstract

This research examines the applicability of the globalization paradigm in the analysis of Bollywood film, and to what extent that paradigm has been insufficient in describing the Indian film industry’s evolution and structure. Through the examination of Bollywood: Sociology Goes to the Movies by Rainder Kumar Dudrah, the author seeks to illustrate how the ease with which the term 'globalization' is used carries the risk of misrepresenting the nature of the interconnectedness that the term infers. Bollywood in particular is susceptible to such a misrepresentation, as its rapidly increasing global presence does require a degree of interconnectivity. However, the causes of this expansion, as well as the ways in which it has occurred, indicate that the globalization paradigm in isolation is to general to depict the realities of the industry.

DOI

10.15760/anthos.2015.27

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15970

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