Watching Indian movies in Australia

Athique, Adrian (2005) Watching Indian movies in Australia. South Asian Popular Culture, 3 2: 117-133. doi:10.1080/14746680500234546

Author Athique, Adrian
Title Watching Indian movies in Australia
Journal name South Asian Popular Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-6689
Publication date 2005-10
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14746680500234546
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 117
End page 133
Total pages 17
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This article draws on a body of interviews conducted during 2003–04 with movie viewers,distributors and exhibitors of Indian movies in Australia, primarily in the Sydney region of New South Wales. My immediate concern is with the manner in which Indian movies reach an audience in Australia and how that audience is described, both by themselves and by those who seek to cater to them. The wider context of this study is its contribution to a transnational perspective on Indian movies and the cultural understandings that they generate within and across specific localities. As such, this article attempts to reformulate the conception of media-communities by replacing an ethnographic model with an emphasis on surveying the diverse inhabitants of a ‘cultural field’ constructed around the Indian movie.
Keyword Indian movies
Indian films
Cultural practices
Social environments
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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