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Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940 James Burns

Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940

James Burns

Published July 26th 2013
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252 pages
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This is the first study of the social history of the movies in Britains tropical empire. Drawing on a wide array of sources, it reconstructs the emergence of movie-going as a form of public leisure in British territories from Singapore to Guiana.MoreThis is the first study of the social history of the movies in Britains tropical empire. Drawing on a wide array of sources, it reconstructs the emergence of movie-going as a form of public leisure in British territories from Singapore to Guiana. The book demonstrates that, by the eve of the Second World War, movies had become woven into the fabric of urban life, and were infiltrating into the most remote corners of the countryside. As the movies grew in prominence, their popularity sparked debates about empire and identity that resonated across the globe.