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Censorship in South Asia

Kaur, Raminder [u.a.] (Hrsg.):
Censorship in South Asia : cultural regulation from sedition to seduction / ed. by Raminder Kaur and William Mazzarella. - Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2009. - vii, 243 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-0-253-35335-1 / 0-253-35335-1 (Hardcover)
US$ 65,00
ISBN 978-0-253-22093-6 / 0-253-22093-9 (Paperback)
US$ 24,95

Censorship in South Asia offers an expansive and comparative exploration of cultural regulation in contemporary and colonial South Asia. These provocative essays by leading scholars broaden our understanding of what censorship might mean - beyond the simple restriction and silencing of public communication - by considering censorship's productive potential and its intimate relation to its apparent opposite, 'publicity'. The contributors investigate a wide range of public cultural phenomena, from the cinema to advertising, from street politics to political communication, and from the adjudication of blasphemy to the management of obscenity. [Verlagsinformation]

1. William Mazzarella and Raminder Kaur: Between sedition and seduction: thinking censorship in South Asia
2. Christopher Pinney: Iatrogenic religion and politics
3. William Mazzarella: Making sense of the cinema in late colonial India
4. Tejaswini Ganti: The limits of decency and the decency of limits : censorship and the Bombay film industry
5. Angad Chowdhry: Anxiety, failure, and censorship in Indian advertising
6. Raminder Kaur: Nuclear revelations
7. Asad Ali Ahmed: Specters of Macaulay : blasphemy, the Indian penal code, and Pakistan's postcolonial predicament
8. Genevieve Lakier: After the massacre : secrecy, disbelief, and the public sphere in Nepal
List of Contributors

RAMINDER KAUR is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Her books include Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism and Bollyworld: Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens. Profile page.
WILLIAM MAZZARELLA is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and author of Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India. Profile page.

Quellen: Indiana University Press; WorldCat; Amazon.