Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

By: Biswarup Sen & Abhijit Roy (Eds)

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Television plays a very important role in constructing and presenting images of Indian modernity. Channeling Cultures brings together scholars from various disciplines to locate television within multiple histories of the nation as well as current trajectories in global culture and politics. Building on analytical frameworks of postcoloniality, citizenship, democracy, development, globalization and consumerism, this volume addresses questions in televisual form, genre, identity, politics, affect, gender, body and sexuality, and explores regional, national, and global itineraries of Indian television. Focusing on the genres of news, reality show, and soap opera, the book interrogates some of the standard assumptions of television studies and more broadly global media studies. It provides fresh perspectives on the transition of Indian television from a state monopoly to a market-driven system and liberalization`s nuanced relationships with Indian media in general. The arguments invite the reader to critically engage with many theoretical perspectives ranging from political economy to cultural studies that energize the field of research on Indian television. The book will interest all those looking to critically engage with television, media theory, and popular culture. Printed Pages: 344.

Title: Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Author Name: Biswarup Sen & Abhijit Roy (Eds)

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2014

ISBN: 0198092059

ISBN 13: 9780198092056

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 110227

Keywords: Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India Biswarup Sen & Abhijit Roy (Eds)