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The Resource Reel pleasures : cinema audiences and entrepreneurs in twentieth-century urban Tanzania, Laura Fair

Reel pleasures : cinema audiences and entrepreneurs in twentieth-century urban Tanzania, Laura Fair

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Reel pleasures : cinema audiences and entrepreneurs in twentieth-century urban Tanzania
Title
Reel pleasures
Title remainder
cinema audiences and entrepreneurs in twentieth-century urban Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Laura Fair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media-from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu, and blaxploitation films-to speak to local dreams and desires. In it, Laura Fair zeroes in on Tanzanians' extraordinarily dynamic media cultures to demonstrate how the public and private worlds of film reception brought communities together and contributed to the construction of genders, generations, and urban citizenship over time. Radically reframing the literatures on media exhibition, distribution, and reception, Reel Pleasures demonstrates how local entrepreneurs and fans worked together to forge the most successful cinema industry in colonial sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a major contribution to the literature on transnational commodity cultures
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fair, Laura
Dewey number
791.4309678
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.T34
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Motion picture theaters
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture theaters
  • Tanzania
Label
Reel pleasures : cinema audiences and entrepreneurs in twentieth-century urban Tanzania, Laura Fair
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building business and building community : the exhibition and distribution industries in Tanzania, 1900s/50s -- The men who made the movies run, 1940s/90s -- Making love in the Indian Ocean : Hindi films and Zanzibari audiences in the 1950s -- Global films and local reception : audience preferences, 1950s/80s -- Cinemas, cities, and audiences : cultural geographies and social difference at the show -- Drive-in socialism : debating modernities and development in Dar es Salaam -- The independence generation goes to the show -- The political economy of cinema, 1960s/80s -- Epilogue a new world : transformations in mediascapes, the 1990s and beyond
Control code
1015309743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821446119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015309743
Label
Reel pleasures : cinema audiences and entrepreneurs in twentieth-century urban Tanzania, Laura Fair
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building business and building community : the exhibition and distribution industries in Tanzania, 1900s/50s -- The men who made the movies run, 1940s/90s -- Making love in the Indian Ocean : Hindi films and Zanzibari audiences in the 1950s -- Global films and local reception : audience preferences, 1950s/80s -- Cinemas, cities, and audiences : cultural geographies and social difference at the show -- Drive-in socialism : debating modernities and development in Dar es Salaam -- The independence generation goes to the show -- The political economy of cinema, 1960s/80s -- Epilogue a new world : transformations in mediascapes, the 1990s and beyond
Control code
1015309743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821446119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015309743

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