Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940

Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940

by James Burns

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By 1940 going to the movies was the most popular form of public leisure in Britain's empire. This book explores the social and cultural impact of the movies in colonial societies in the early cinema age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349455782
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Britain and the World
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

James Burns teaches African History at Clemson University, USA. He is the author of several works on the social history of cinema, including Flickering Shadows: Cinema and Identity in Colonial Zimbabwe (2002)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Birth of the Cinema Age 2. Silents in the Empire 3. Uplifting the Empire: Colonial Cinema and the Educational Film-Movement, 1913-1940 4. The Era of the Talkies Conclusion

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