Monday, December 08, 2008

Bollywood, escapism, and mental colonization

A possible thesis topic for those interested in Malaysian cultural studies would be this:

"How might Malaysian awards given to popular Bollywood stars mask further the structure of mental colonization amongst Malaysians and how might this relate to the changing nature of escapism Malaysians are engaged in and consequently contribute to the flourishing of the South Asian-based culture industry."?

This would be an interesting topic for students in mass media, education, political economy, and cultural studies.

We have been watching too much TV lately.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beat me doc. Seeing how young girls scream how could we match that yeah..

Colonized or free we have all been duped into watching everything make belief. Could we belief anything FORETOLD now?

~ DS

VrFrAnKs said...

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Tamerlane said...

I dont think bollywood is mental colonozation. Its just entertainment. An example of Mental colonizations is when in a hot, humid tropical country, people want to have a white christmas with pine trees and fake snow. The irony is that the religion itself came out of a desert...

Wintermute said...

Mental colonisation occurs when a religion which came out of the desert spreads to an innately laid - back race of South East Asians whose racial psyche is incompatible with the harsh precepts of that imported faith.

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