Faculty & Staff
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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