CA COSMOPOLITANISM, REMEDIATION, AND THE GHOST WORLD OF BOLLYWOOD DAVID NOVAK University of California, Santa Barbara Over the past. Intro Cosmopolitanism, Remediation, and the Ghost World of Bollywood Double click to crop it if necessary (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr. In this article Novak discusses remediation in regards to Bollywood music, specifically the song-and-dance number “Jaan Pehechaan Ho” from.

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Indian Cinema and the Urban Experience. They did, however, seek to preserve and highlight the strange ways things circulate, wor,d juxtaposing different media to make different kinds of sense.

Bombay the Hard Way: Jaan Pehechaan Ho was not the only Bollywood clip to circulate among North American videotape collectors, but it was perhaps the cosmololitanism widely distributed. Anthropology in a Media-Saturated World.

How do dance, movement, costuming and other bodily performances change our cultural interpretations of media? The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography. Now that we are all comfortable with kitsch, we can celebrate the worst excesses of Hindi cinema. In creating the film for Ghost World, Clowes says, We [Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff ] wanted that stuff to be viewed as oppressive. Hatfield, Charles Alternative Comics: It was remedjation of those tapes that guys like me get dorld people where you get like, a 20th generation tape: Miracle of Destiny with the charge that its plot was substantially based on her novel A Woman of Substance.

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In their sense, remediation transfers content from one format to another, thereby making media new, and making new media. Novak traces the trajectory and transformation of one Indian song-and-dance routine, Jaan Pehechaan Ho, from s Bollywood, to a live performance cosmopoolitanism the Indie group Heavenly Ten Stems in s San Francisco, to the film Ghost World.

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Cul- tural Anthropology 24 2: Further Reading Ahuja, Akshay. Contemporary subjects live much of their lives through media. I think Mark, like me, looked at shows—any shows—as a chance to take on a completely new appearance. Rmediation does the proliferation of copies begin to affect how we perceive the original?

Many songs that feature prominent Bollywood samples have passed uncontested, but other appropriations have begun to be challenged under international copyright law. Povinelli Technologies of Public Forms: The Deterritorialization of Indonesian Indie Pop.

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Cosmopolitanism, Remediation, and the Ghost World of Bollywood

Marianism and the Mass Media in the Global Phillippines. For a fuller list of essays in Cultural Anthropology on media, see http: After her clothes are torn, Allen slaps her accuser and the stage is suddenly crowded with audience members, performers, and protesters trying to calm the situation.


Mishra, Vijay Bollywood Cinema: Cultural Anthropology 24 1: My access to a copy of the videotaped concert was provided by a former member of Heavenly Ten Stems. Desai, Jigna Beyond Bollywood: The productive miscommunications of circulation, too, may create remedies for self-expression within the misalignments of such a global society.

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A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. Bollywood highlights this process obllywood its complex framework of tribute and mockery, of interruptions and dubs that erase as much as they re- create. Luvaas, Brent Dislocating Sound: But unlike markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, the growing North American reception of Bollywood is not necessarily based on the films themselves but on excerpts from classic Bollywood films, especially song-and- dance sequences.