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1. The political popular

1. The political popular  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0001
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Very little of India’s early cinema has been preserved, so its history is based on intense memories and short remnants of films. Indian cinema was ‘officially’ born with Dhundiraj Govind ... More
8. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

8. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  

Winston Fletcher

in Advertising: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777554
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568925.003.0008
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9780199568925
Advertising is regarded with suspicion because of its perceived manipulative powers and its intrusion into our lives. ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’ looks at the positives and negatives ... More
5. Body and soul

5. Body and soul  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778001
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0005
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9780199589937
Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach ... More
2. Big Brother: journalism and the altered state

2. Big Brother: journalism and the altered state  

Ian Hargreaves

in Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199686872.003.0003
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9780199686872
‘Big Brother: journalism and the altered state’ discusses the role of the state in journalism. Russia has retightened its grip on television and newspaper journalism despite its ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191788963
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10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0001
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9780198701774
What is cinema? What is history? And what is the history of cinema? Cinema is a complex of things: a technology, an industry, an art form, a way or ways of rendering the world as images and ... More
4. The new cinemas

4. The new cinemas  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191789694
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0004
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9780198723097
In 1956, a decade after Independence, India divided its regional states along linguistic lines. This politically-loaded decision opened up fraught histories that went back well over a ... More
Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.001.0001
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9780198723097
One film out of every five made anywhere comes from India. From its beginnings under colonial rule through to the heights of Bollywood, Indian cinema has challenged social injustices such ... More
5. Bollywood

5. Bollywood  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0005
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9780198723097
Indian cinema has historically assumed that its enormous local impact disqualifies it from imagining an audience beyond the domestic one. ‘Bollywood’ explains, however, that there has ... More
5. Youth culture—leisure pursuits and the cyberworld

5. Youth culture—leisure pursuits and the cyberworld  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191785245
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0005
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9780199665563
Adolescents spend a great deal of time in leisure pursuits, including hanging out with friends, playing sports, and playing or making music. Since the 1950s television viewing has taken up ... More
The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.001.0001
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9780198701774
Cinema was the first, and arguably the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that dominated the cultural life of the 20th century. It continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and ... More
3. Industry

3. Industry  

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

in The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701774.003.0003
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9780198701774
The cinema is an industry, but it did not become an industry overnight, nor did it do so as an automatic consequence of its technological base. What set cinema on the road to becoming an ... More
Introduction: waiting for the endgame

Introduction: waiting for the endgame  

Ian Hargreaves

in Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199686872.003.0001
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9780199686872
In the first few years of the 21st century, the digital ‘communications revolution’ provided entirely new global platforms capable of delivering online news, in all media. The ... More
1. Born free: a brief history of news media

1. Born free: a brief history of news media  

Ian Hargreaves

in Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199686872.003.0002
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9780199686872
In the last decade almost 600 journalists have been killed, chiefly in wars, in acts of political assassination, or by gangsters. ‘Born free: a brief history of news media’ charts the ... More
3. The first casualty: journalists at war

3. The first casualty: journalists at war  

Ian Hargreaves

in Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199686872.003.0004
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9780199686872
It was in the ‘Balkan wars’ of the 1990s that the news media and the military started to understand the extent to which digital media were reshaping the craft of war reporting. Journalists ... More
4. Star-struck: journalism as entertainment

4. Star-struck: journalism as entertainment  

Ian Hargreaves

in Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199686872.003.0005
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9780199686872
Journalism has always entertained as well as informed, but has the recent instinct to amuse driven out the will, and depleted the resource, for serious reporting and analysis? ‘Star-struck: ... More
6. The New Hollywood

6. The New Hollywood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190454340
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0007
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9780199943548
After World War II, the Hollywood studio system entered a period of major transformation, and by the late 1960s a New Hollywood emerged. ‘The New Hollywood’ outlines some of the influences ... More

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