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Political Economy of Communications in India : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Pradip Ninan Thomas

Political Economy of Communications in India

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2010
ISBN: 9788132104490
Number Of Pages: 296

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This book is a critical study of the political economy of communications in India. It explores the ways in which contexts, structures, policies and processes at national and international levels shape media structures and explores how a political economy-inspired approach can be used to understand both media dominance and resistance. It deals with a variety of issues that are key to understanding the political economy of communication-from intellectual property to audio-visual trade and media ownership, liberalisation, privatisation, and media politics.

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Pradip Ninan Thomas is one of the foremost international experts on the political economy of communications and information...In this new book, he clarifies and explicates a rich tradition of indigenous, information-focused activism against the prevailing neoliberal order and calls for scholars to embrace not only critique but advocacy. A signal achievement! -- Dan Schiller

Thomas has deftly divided the book into three sections. The first section deals with the history of structures, the second with processes and means, and the third with resistance. Serious scholars, media professionals and policymakers would benefit abundantly from this work.

-- Businessworld

List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Forewordp. xiv
Prefacep. xvi
A History of Structures
An Introduction to the Political Economy of Communicationsp. 3
The Political Economy of Communications in Colonial India: Mass Communication and the Empirep. 34
The Political Economy of Communications in Post-colonial India: 1948-1985p. 51
The Political Economy of Communications in the New India: 1986 to Presentp. 70
Processes and Means
The Indian Copyright Conundrump. 117
The Political Economy of Audio-visual Tradep. 140
The Informationalisation of Life Processes: Biotechnology, IT and Life as Codep. 161
Christian Fundamentalism and the Media: The Case of Christian Broadcasting in Indiap. 178
Poverty and the Mediap. 198
Resistance: Community Radio and the Right to Information Movement in Indiap. 215
Beyond the Dominant Paradigm of Communication Rights: Operationalising Communication Rights in Indiap. 243
Indexp. 263
About the Authorp. 268
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ISBN: 9788132104490
ISBN-10: 8132104498
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Country of Publication: IN
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.45