Author: Subarno Chattarji
Publisher: Routledge India
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science
This book looks at the role of the media in packaging and selling ideas and information on both sides of the border, and shows how these are a part of larger debates related to notions of nationalism, communalism and ideas of the secular.
Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.
Author: Radhika Gajjala
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Release Date: 2008-04
This book provides perspectives on how South Asian -- often, more specifically, Indian -- diasporas inhabit techno-mediated environments through their economic and socio-cultural activities. The themes examined include religion, caste, language, and gender in online communities and call centers, and the roles of these factors in the global economy, Bollywood online and offline, digital music, websites for arranging marriages, and so on. The book attempts to map «South Asia in relation to global technospaces produced through and as a consequence of economic globalization efforts.