Cultural Citizenship in India

Politics, Power, and Media

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9780199466313

Publication date:

30/06/2016

Hardback

352 pages

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ISBN:

9780199466313

Publication date:

30/06/2016

Hardback

352 pages

Lion König

The volume explores discursive plurality and the monopolization of interpretation as the poles from which inclusion in and exclusion from the national community are negotiated. By interfacing political science’s interest in the power of institutions and cultural studies’ focus on the power of discourse, the author is able to investigate into the ways in which citizenship manifests itself—and is contested—outside the institutional realm, thus revealing conceptual relativity, ruptures, and creative re-interpretations of citizenship.

Rights:  World Rights

Lion König

Description

If the nation is an imagined community constructed through discourse, then belonging—the feeling of being part of that nation—can only arise when citizens are empowered to enter the discourse and modify it. Linking political science and cultural studies to explore the mutually constitutive role of discourse and institutions, this volume argues that citizenship is an ongoing and evolving discursive project. Further, it studies the role of culture and different media in the process of citizen-making by taking postcolonial India as its case study.
The volume explores discursive plurality and the monopolization of interpretation as the poles from which inclusion in and exclusion from the national community are negotiated. By interfacing political science’s interest in the power of institutions and cultural studies’ focus on the power of discourse, the author is able to investigate into the ways in which citizenship manifests itself—and is contested—outside the institutional realm, thus revealing conceptual relativity, ruptures, and creative re-interpretations of citizenship.

About the Author
Lion König is a DFG Post-Doctoral Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Lion König

Table of contents


List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction: Culture and Citizenship—Mapping the Field of Enquiry
1. Towards a New Paradigm: Bridging Political Science and Cultural Studies
2. ‘Cultural Flow’: A Conceptual Exploration
3. From Citizenship to ‘Cultural Citizenship’: The Genealogy of a Concept
4. Censorship in India: Power in and through Discourse
5. The Interplay of Mass and Non-Mass Media in India: Rival Visions and Competing Voices
Conclusion: Counter-flow and Transculturality—Broadening the Paradigm

Appendix I National Unity and Emotional Integration of the People: Selected Documentary Films of the Films Division (1949–61)
Appendix II Ek Alag Chitra Katha (2009): Text Translation
Appendix III Survey Questions: The Media, Censorship, and Citizenship in India
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Lion König

Features

  • Introduces fresh conceptual and methodological interdisciplinary perspectives bringing together politics and cultural studies
  • Takes cultural citizenship out of the Western theoretical and empirical setting, analysing it in context of postcolonial India
  • Uses new source materials like comics in general and ‘Grassroots Comics’, in particular as well as controversial media issues

Lion König

Lion König

Description

If the nation is an imagined community constructed through discourse, then belonging—the feeling of being part of that nation—can only arise when citizens are empowered to enter the discourse and modify it. Linking political science and cultural studies to explore the mutually constitutive role of discourse and institutions, this volume argues that citizenship is an ongoing and evolving discursive project. Further, it studies the role of culture and different media in the process of citizen-making by taking postcolonial India as its case study.
The volume explores discursive plurality and the monopolization of interpretation as the poles from which inclusion in and exclusion from the national community are negotiated. By interfacing political science’s interest in the power of institutions and cultural studies’ focus on the power of discourse, the author is able to investigate into the ways in which citizenship manifests itself—and is contested—outside the institutional realm, thus revealing conceptual relativity, ruptures, and creative re-interpretations of citizenship.

About the Author
Lion König is a DFG Post-Doctoral Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Table of contents


List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction: Culture and Citizenship—Mapping the Field of Enquiry
1. Towards a New Paradigm: Bridging Political Science and Cultural Studies
2. ‘Cultural Flow’: A Conceptual Exploration
3. From Citizenship to ‘Cultural Citizenship’: The Genealogy of a Concept
4. Censorship in India: Power in and through Discourse
5. The Interplay of Mass and Non-Mass Media in India: Rival Visions and Competing Voices
Conclusion: Counter-flow and Transculturality—Broadening the Paradigm

Appendix I National Unity and Emotional Integration of the People: Selected Documentary Films of the Films Division (1949–61)
Appendix II Ek Alag Chitra Katha (2009): Text Translation
Appendix III Survey Questions: The Media, Censorship, and Citizenship in India
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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