Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940 (BOK)

James Burns

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This is the first study of the social history of the movies in Britain's tropical empire. Drawing on a wide array of sources, it reconstructs the emergence of movie-going as a form of public leisure in British territories from Singapore to Guiana. The book demonstrates that, by the eve of the Second World War, movies had become woven into the fabric of urban life, and were infiltrating into the most remote corners of the countryside. As the movies grew in prominence, their popularity sparked debates about empire and identity that resonated across the globe.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter James Burns
Nature Pub Group/Palgrave Macm
ISBN 9781137308016
Antall sider 256 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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