Politics after Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in Indiaby Arvind Rajagopal
Pub. Date: 01/01/2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book explores the influence of television on politics in a detailed study of the media, politics, and religion in India and the United States between 1987 and 1993. Arvind Rajagopal brings together recent cultural theories with analysis of the media and political movements in a sophisticated and impressive way. He presents a new social theory of television as a technology, and uses it to illuminate the work of the media in the rise of Hindu nationalism. The book will interest scholars of politics, sociology, religion, media, and South Asian studies.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Hindu nationalism and the cultural forms of Indian politics; 2. Prime time religion; 3. The communicating thing and its public; 4. A 'Split Public' in the making and unmaking of the Ram Janmabhumi movement; 5. Organization, performance and symbol; 6. Hindutva goes global; Conclusion.
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