Locating Cultural Change: Theory Method Process

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Edited by: Partha Pratim Basu & Ipshita Chanda

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    Acknowledgements

    The editors would like to thank the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for extending financial support to Jadavpur University under the ‘Potential for Excellence Scheme’, which facilitated research for the chapters contributed to this volume by Abhijit Roy, Ipshita Chanda, Sayantan Dasgupta, Partha Pratim Basu, Dalia Chakraborty and Nilanjana Gupta.

  • About the Editors and Contributors

    The Editors

    Partha Pratim Basu is Professor at the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has been a Fulbright Fellow at American Studies Institute in Southern Illinois University at Cambridge, USA (2001).

    He has contributed a number of research articles and book chapters in the area of culture studies and is presently completing a UGC-supported Major Research Project on India's Trade Policy, WTO and the Print Media. His areas of expertise include media and politics/international relations, politics of non-governmental organizations, religion and politics and human rights.

    He has published books/journals such as State Nation and Democracy: Alternative Global Futures (2007), co-edited with Purusottam Bhattacharya, Rochana Das, Anjali Ghosh and Kanak Chandra Sarkar, The Press and Foreign Policy in India (2003).

    Ipshita Chanda is Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has been member of Faculty Team in the International Faculty Exchange Programme of the Virginia Council for International Education and the Virginia Community College System, 2008–2009, tenable at the John Tyler Community College at Midlothian and Chester, USA. Her list of books/journals includes Packaging Freedom Feminism and Popular Culture (2003), Selfing the City: Single Women ‘Outsiders’ and the Practices of Urban Life (forthcoming).

    The Contributors

    Dalia Chakraborty is Reader in Sociology at Jadavpur University. She was educated in Presidency College, Kolkata, and JNU, New Delhi. She obtained her Ph.D. from Calcutta University. She has published a book Colonial Clerks: A Social History Of Deprivation And Domination (2005). She has also contributed to books titled Political Sociology (2005) and Sociology in India: Intellectual and Institutional Practices (2010).

    Sayantan Dasgupta is Lecturer in Comparative Literature, and Coordinator, Centre for Translation of Indian Literatures (CENTIL) at Jadavpur University. His areas of interest include modern Indian literature, translation and South Asian literatures and cultures.

    He is author of Indian English Literature: A Study in Historiography and Shyam Selvadurai: Texts and Contexts and has a Ph.D. on contemporary English language fiction from South Asia.

    Manas Ghosh is Lecturer in the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University. He has completed his Ph.D. from the same university. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the Moving Image, which is an annual publication of Department of Film Studies in Jadavpur University.

    Devlina Gopalan is Reader in the Department of English, Women's Christian College, Kolkata.

    Nilanjana Gupta is Professor in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. Her revised edition of the textbook English for All (2000), produced as a departmental project under her supervision, has achieved wide recognition. She is also an authority on media studies, having published widely on this subject in India and abroad. She has contributed to a forthcoming book, The Enabling Environment: Media, Reform and the Democratisation Process in Societies in Transition.

    Abhijit Roy is Reader in the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University. Currently, he is also Joint Director at School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University, and Joint Coordinator at The Media Lab, Jadavpur.

    Modhumita Roy is Associate Professor in Department of English, Tufts University, Medford, USA, since 1998. Some of her publications include The Sun Never Sets: Imperial Ideologies and Indo-British Fiction (forthcoming), The Pledge of Intellect: Selected Writings of Michael Sprinker, Fred Pfeil and Modhumita Roy (eds, forthcoming).

    Rajdeep Roy, a former Research Fellow at School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University, is presently pursuing his doctoral research in Cinema Studies at the School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.


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