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BioScope Volume 8 Number 2, December 2017

We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 8. No. 2.

The articles featured in this issue of BioScope are interested in questions of how popular cinema, state-sponsored documentary, or sensational television news programs produce significant orientations of social relations and attitudes. The articles also implicitly suggest that we approach media as historically situated assemblages of technologies, techniques, esthetics, institutions, spaces, publics, and affects.


Media Dispositifs and Interdisciplinary Insights
Ravi S. Vasudevan, Rosie Thomas, S.V. Srinivas, Debashree Mukherjee, Lotte Hoek


The Martyr, the Moviegoer: Bhagat Singh at the Cinema
J. Daniel Elam

Peaceful Nuclear Tests, Eco-friendly Reactors, and the Vantage Point of Tamasha
Fathima Nizaruddin

Law, Love, and Marriage: Television News and the Production of Publicity in North India
Amrita Ibrahim

How Systems Cohere: Niira Radia in 2017
Gupta-Nigam Anirban


Transient Spaces and Places: Inside an 80s Cinema Hall in Lahore
Hira Nabi

Book Reviews

Book Review: Meraj Ahmed Mubarki, Filming Horror: Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies and Meheli Sen, Haunting Bollywood: Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema
Kartik Nair

Book Review: William Elison, Christian Lee Novetzke, and Andy Rotman, Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation
Vijay Mishra

Book Review: Anand Pandian, Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation
Clare M. Wilkinson

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