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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, policies, and processes at national and international levels shape media structures and studies how a political economy-inspired approach can be used to understand both media dominance and resistance.

The author explores aspects of colonial political economy and how it has shaped the structure of media in India and in many other countries. It also discusses liberalization, privatization, and media politics in contemporary India. Divided into three sections—structures, means, and resistance—the chapters focus on both the electronic and the print media.

The book would interest students and researchers of Indian media history, international communication, media and politics, sociology, and political economy.

The Political Economy of Communications in the New India: 1986 to Present
The political economy of communications in the new India: 1986 to present

Making sense of the political economy of communication in India in the twenty-first century is challenging, not least because of the tremendous changes in the Indian mediascape wrought by deregulation, privatisation, economic liberalisation and globalisation. There is a new regime of accumulation in place. The media world in India is expanding in many directions, as globalisation, embourgeoisement and consumerism radically redefines this sector. Industries that were fledgling enterprises two decades ago such as animation and a variety of services related to what has been called ‘Business Process Outsourcing’ (BPO) are now an established part of the media, information and entertainment sectors in ...

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