Faculty & Staff
Lakshmi Srinivas, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Media and Popular Culture, Media Reception, Spectatorship, Public Culture, Consumption, Globalization, Ethnography, Bollywood Cinema
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Publications & Contributions
Srinivas, L. “House Full. Indian Cinema and the Active Audience”, University of Chicago Press, 2016. [Drawing on ethnographic field research in a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual city in South India this monograph presents an in-depth examination of cinema as a social institution. It locates cinema film in its lived social existence and in the expressive culture which frames filmmaking and its reception.]
Srinivas, L. 2010. Cinema Halls, Locality and Urban Life. Ethnography. 11 (1): 189-205
Srinivas, L. 2010. Cinema in the City: Tangible Forms, Transformations and the Punctuation of Everyday Life. Visual Anthropology, 23 (1): 1-12. [Lead article. Selected for Editor’s Choice].
Srinivas, L. 2005. Imaging the Audience. Journal of South Asian Popular Culture. 3 (2): 101–116.
Srinivas, L. 2005. Communicating Globalization in Bombay Cinema: Everyday life, Imagination and the Persistence of the Local. Comparative American Studies. 3 (3):319-344.
Srinivas, L. 2002. The Active Audience: Spectatorship, Social Relations and the Experience of Cinema in India. Media, Culture and Society. 24 (1):155–173. [Hungarian translation appeared in Metropolis, Journal of Cinema, 2007, 01, Pp. 69-83. Polish translation in BADANIE WIDOWNI FILMOWEJ. ANTOLOGIA PRZEKLADOW, 2014. Warsaw, Poland: Scholar Publishing.]
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