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Beyond Appearances? Visual Practices and Ideologies in Modern India

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ISBN-10: 0761997563

ISBN-13: 9780761997566

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sumathi Ramaswamy

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`Beyond Appearances? provides a dynamic fourm for the main exponents of the anthropological turn in studies of South Asian popular visual culture, and will prove an inspiration for a generation of emerging scholars' - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute A striking feature of modern-day society is the ubiquity of the visual or the image in everyday life. Modernity seems to be marked by the hegemony of its vision, with everything being measured by its ability to show or be shown. But how does this linking of the visual to the modern stand up to scrutiny when placed within the contexts of the complicated picture-worlds, print-complexes and image-cultures of India? This is the…    
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 412
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Introduction
Mechanical Reproduction and the World of the Colonial Artist
More Than Meets the Eye
The Circulation of Images and the Embodiment of Value
Evolving a Monkey
Hanuman, Poster art and Postcolonial Anxiety
'A Secret of Their Own Country'
Or, How Indian Nationalism Made Itself Irrefutable
Visualising India's Geo-Body
Globes, Maps, Bodyscapes
'Unity in Diversity'?
Dilemmas of Nationhood in Indian Calendar Art
Moving Pictures
The Postcolonial State and Visual Representations of India
Hindutva intervisuality
Videos and the Politics of Representation
Penetrating Gazes
The Poetics of Sight and Visual Display in Popular Indian Cinema
Merchant Houses as Spectacles of Modernity in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu
The Realm of the Visual
Agency and Modern Civil Society