Amazon Delivery!

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Cool, so two books I’d ordered from Amazon a couple days ago came in this morning: Writing Well: The Essential Guide by Mark Tredinnick and India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha. The aim is to read a bit of the Guha book each day (I peeked inside, it seems like an easy enough read, not too academic/dry) and also get through the Tredinnick book when I can.

Hopefully if I post this “reading plan” I’ll be more likely to stick to it…


Recent Library Findings


So I went to Geisel Library on campus today after looking up a few books online – I’ve also requested one, and hopefully that should be coming in sometime during the next week or so. Here are the books I managed to check out (only due in January)…

1) Gentz, Natascha and Stefan Kramer, eds. Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations. Albany: State of New York Press, 2006. Print.

2) Krishnaswamy, Revathi and John C. Hawley, eds. The Post-Colonial and the Global. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008. Print.

3) Todorova, Maria ed. Remembering Communism: genres of representation.  New York: Social Science Research Council, 2010. Print.

It looks like I’ll find a few relevant chapters in each of these books – I’ll try to start skimming through them in the next couple weeks.

Proposed Bibliography

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Here’s a list of the books I’m currently considering as sources for the project; the Amazon links are there to include access to a brief summary of the book — and also a rough estimate of the prices, assuming I get them new…

1) Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

2) Cunningham, John. Hungarian Cinema: From Coffee House to Multiplex. London: Wallflower Press, 2004.

3) Kavoori, Anandam P. & Aswin Punathambekar, eds. Global Bollywood. New York: New York University Press, 2008.

4) Rajagopalan, Sudha. Leave Disco Dancer Alone!. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2008. (have to scroll about halfway down to find a summary — couldn’t find one on Amazon)

5) Thussu, Daya Kishan, ed. Media on the Move. New York: Routledge, 2007.