Faculty & Staff
Lakshmi Srinivas, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Culture, Ethnography, Comparative Sociology, Visual Sociology, Everyday Life, Sociality, Class and Inequality, Consumer Society, Media Consumption and Production, Audiences and Reception, Indian Cinema, South Asia/India
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Publications & Contributions
Srinivas, L. 2017. “One by Two.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 40(2): 370-372.
Srinivas, L. 2016. “House Full. Indian Cinema and the Active Audience.” University of Chicago Press. Reviewed in: American Journal of Sociology, Symbolic Interaction, Visual Anthropology, South Asian Ethnology, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.
Srinivas, L. 2013. “The Active Audience and the Experience of Cinema.” Pp.377-390 in Moti Gokulsing et al (eds). Handbook of Indian Cinemas, Routledge, London, 2013. [Lead chapter]
Srinivas, L. 2010. “Ladies Queues, ‘Roadside Romeos’ and Balcony Seating: Ethnographic Observations on Women’s Cinema-going Experiences.” Journal of South Asian Popular Culture. 8 (3): 291-307. Reprinted in Sara Dickey and Rajinder Dudrah (eds.), South Asian Cinemas: Widening the Lens, Routledge, London, 2012, Pp. 83-99.
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. 2010. “Nonsense as Sense-Making: Negotiating Globalization in Bombay Cinema.” Pp. 1-19 in Michael Curtin et al (eds). Re-Orienting Global Communication: Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders. Champaigne: University of Illinois Press. [Lead chapter]
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. 2003. “The Musical Formula: Song and Dance in Popular Indian Film.” Pp. 185-188 in Judy Mitoma et al., Envisioning Dance in Film and Video, Routledge, London.
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