2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

From Hollywood to Bollywood: Arranged Marriage as Portrayed through Film
Katherine L. Hamburg
Dr. Elaine McDuff and Dr. Julie Flowerday, Faculty Mentors

In American culture the topic of arranged marriages is pass; however for many across the world this is an expected component of life. In both Hollywood and Bollywood films arranged marriages are still a common theme, especially in the context of Indian culture. By analyzing essential values in Indian culture such as gender roles, definitions of love, and family, we will be able to se if the reality portrayed in films reflects the real world and how film influences culture.

Keywords: arranged marriage, India, film, cross culture analysis

Topic(s):Sociology/Anthropology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 55-1
Location: MG 1000
Time: 2:45

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