Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Intl 360U Bollywood: Communicating Contemporary South Asia through Cinema

Bollywood encompasses media industries in India and South Asia that produce entertainment for worldwide consumption. We examine transnational Indian Cinema emphasizing: Globalization and the politics of transnational film production, distribution, and reception. Local-regional-global dynamics. The construction and negotiation of gender, family, nation, religion/communalism, and emerging filmic genres. Filmic representation and diasporic identities.


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