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Television At Large In South Asia

Author : Aswin Punathambekar
ISBN : 9781317704119
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the empirical and theoretical significance of understanding television as a dynamic technology, a creative industry, and a vibrant cultural form that is "at large" in South Asia. Bringing together prominent scholars who have shaped television studies in South Asia, as well as emerging scholars who address new topics, this book decisively positions television as a key site in the study of South Asian History and Culture. In doing so, it also positions the study of television in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora as crucial in the rethinking of global television history and opens up new directions for the future of television studies. This volume will be essential reading for scholars and teachers of media and communication studies, media history, anthropology, and sociology, besides being of great interest to policymakers and media professionals. This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

Idolatry And The Colonial Idea Of India

Author : Swagato Ganguly
ISBN : 9781351584678
Genre : History
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This book explores literary and scholarly representations of India from the 18th to the early 20th centuries in South Asia and the West with idolatry as a point of entry. It charts the intellectual horizon within which the colonial idea of India was framed, tracing sources and genealogies which inform even contemporary descriptions of the subcontinent. Using idolatry as a concept-metaphor, the book traverses an ambitious path through the works of William Jones, James Mill, Friedrich Max Müller, John Ruskin, Alice Perrin, E. M. Forster, Rammohan Roy and Bankimchandra Chatterjee. It reveals how religion and paganism, history and literature, Oriental thought and Western metaphysics, and social reform and education were unfolded and debated by them. The author underlines how idolatry, irrationality and social disorder came to be linked by discourses informed by Enlightenment, missionary rhetoric and colonial reason. This book will appeal to scholars and researchers in history, anthropology, literature, culture studies, philosophy, religion, sociology and South Asian studies as well as anyone interested in colonial studies and histories of the Enlightenment.

Indian Sisters

Author : Madelaine Healey
ISBN : 9781317560098
Genre : Social Science
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Health and medicine cannot be understood without considering the role of nurses, both as professionals and as working women. In India, unlike other countries, nurses have suffered an exceptional degree of neglect at the hands of state, a situation that has been detrimental to the quality of both rural and urban health care. Charting the history of the development of nursing in India over 100 years, Indian Sisters examines the reasons why nurses have so consistently been sidelined and excluded from health care governance and policymaking. The book challenges the routine suggestion that nursing’s poor status is mainly attributable to socio-cultural factors, such as caste, limitations on female mobility and social taboos. It argues instead that many of its problems are due to an under-achieved relationship between a patriarchal state on the one hand, and weak professional nursing organisations shaped by their colonial roots on the other. It also explores how the recent phenomenon of large-scale emigration of nurses to the West (leading to better pay, working conditions and career prospects) has transformed the profession, lifting its status dramatically. At the same time, it raises questions about the implications of emigration for the fate of health care system in India. An important contribution to the growing academic genre of nursing history, the book is essential reading for scholars and students of health care, the history of medicine, gender and women’s studies, sociology, and migration studies. It will also be useful to policymakers and health professionals.

Gender And Masculinities

Author : Assa Doron
ISBN : 9781351565936
Genre : Social Science
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Gender persists as a key site of social inequality globally, and within contemporary south Asian contexts, the cultural practices which make up masculinities remain vital for understanding everyday life and social relations. Yet masculinities, and their discontents, are an understudied and often misrepresented facet of gender relations and cultural dynamics. Gender and Masculinities offers a collection of chapters that seek to unravel the complex ideas, practices and concepts revolving around gender structures and masculinities in India and Sri Lanka.The contributions to this volume draw on a range of disciplines, including history, comparative literatures, religion, anthropology, and development studies to illuminate the key issues that have shaped our understanding of gender relations and masculinities over time and across a range of geographical areas. By carefully attending to historical and contemporary gender ideologies and practices in South Asia, this book provides a critical exploration of masculinities in their plurality, as shifting, culturally located and embedded in religious ideologies, power relations, the politics of nationalism, globalisation and economic struggles. The volume will attract scholars interested in history, anthropology, sociology, nationalism, colonialism, religion and kinship, and popular culture.This book was published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

Gujarat Beyond Gandhi

Author : Nalin Mehta
ISBN : 9781317988359
Genre : History
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The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and the land that produced Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, Gujarat has been at the centre-stage of South Asia’s political iconography for more than a century. As Gujarat, created as a separate state in 1960, celebrates its golden jubilee this collection of essays critically explores the many paradoxes and complexities of modernity and politics in the state. The contributors provide much-needed insights into the dominant impulses of identity formation, cultural change, political mobilisation, religious movements and modes of communication that define modern Gujarat. This book touches upon a fascinating range of topics – the identity debates at the heart of the idea of modern Gujarat; the trajectory of Gujarati politics from the 1950s to the present day; bootlegging, the practice of corruption and public power; vegetarianism and violence; urban planning and the enabling infrastructure of antagonism; global diasporas and provincial politics – providing new insights into understanding the enigma of Gujarat. Going well beyond the boundaries of Gujarat and engaging with larger questions about democracy and diversity in India, this book will appeal to those interested in South Asian Studies, politics, sociology, history as well as the general reader. This book was published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

Re Orientalism And South Asian Identity Politics

Author : Lisa Lau
ISBN : 9780415599023
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The groundbreaking concept of "Orientalism" refers to a discursive power structure devised "for dominating, restructuring and having authority over the Orient". Orientalism was Europe' s strategy of acknowledging the East as its alluring and exotic, yet dangerous and mysterious "Other." Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between Occident and Orient. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East, re-Orientalism is grounded on how the cultural East (which can be spatially located in the West) comes ...

Screening Culture Viewing Politics

Author : Purnima Mankekar
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025174793
Genre : Business & Economics
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An ethnography of urban women television viewers in India, and their reception of particular shows, especially in relation to issues of gender and nation.

Audience Citizens

Author : Ramaswami Harindranath
ISBN : IND:30000124492103
Genre : Social Science
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Audience–Citizens: The Media, Public Knowledge and Interpretive Practice explores the relationship between media and democracy from the perspective of the audience and proposes a unique conceptual framework for the analysis of audiences, consumption patterns and citizenship. Drawing on original research on the interpretation of documentaries by audiences in India and Britain, this book examines how sociological and cultural factors affect the interpretation of mediated knowledge. It develops a fresh approach to the relational dynamics of media and politics in contemporary India and by extension elsewhere in the developing world. This refreshing combination of conceptual novelty and analytical rigour will hold great value for academics, research scholars and students of media and communication studies, politics, cultural studies, and sociology, as well as professionals involved with journalism, news and documentary filmmaking.

Magazines For Libraries

Author : Cheryl Laguardia
ISBN : 1600300960
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reviewing the best publications for all serials collections since 1969.

International Handbook Of Children Media And Culture

Author : Kirsten Drotner
ISBN : UOM:39015077618828
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.

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