[Reader-list] CCCS Seminar - 4th Sep @ 2pm - The Rise of the Multiplex Cinema in India - Dr Adrian Mabbott Athique

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> Subject: CCCS Seminar - 4th Sep @ 2pm - The Rise of the Multiplex 
> Cinema in India - Dr Adrian Mabbott Athique
> Tuesday 4th September 2.00-3.30pm
> Dr  Adrian Mabbott Athique
> Social Sciences and Humanities Library Conference Room
> Level 1 Duhig Building  (Bldg 2)  St Lucia Campus  [See Map]
> The Rise of the Multiplex Cinema in India
> Dr. Adrian M. Athique will provide a critical account of the 
> phenomenon of the multiplex cinema hall as it is being played out 
> within the complex spatial and cultural politics of metropolitan 
> India.  The appearance of multiplex cinemas in India since 1997 has 
> been indicative of a push to create a globalised ‘consuming class’ in 
> metropolitan India. Multiplex cinemas, like their single screen 
> predecessors, are therefore key sites in the long-running struggle 
> over rights to public space in Indian cities, and an intrinsic part of 
> the urban transformations that are accompanying economic 
> liberalisation. As the leading multiplex brands embark upon a massive 
> program of expansion into India’s second tier cities, this 
> presentation provides a critical account of the emerging political 
> economy of the multiplex paradigm.
> About the Presenter:
> Adrian is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Critical and 
> Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. Adrian previously 
> completed his bachelors degree in Media at the University of Plymouth 
> and his doctorate at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales. 
> Adrian's research interests include transnational and transcultural 
> media reception in Asia and Australasia, the media industries in India 
> and the social practice (and malpractice) of cinema.
> This seminar will be chaired by Professor Graeme Turner.  . Members of 
> the university community and the general public are invited to attend 
> this free seminar with refreshments to follow.  For further 
> information please visit the website at 
>  http://www.cccs.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=62890&pid=16094 Further 
> information please contact: Rebecca Ralph ph. 3346 7407 or on email: 
> r.ralph at uq.edu.au

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