Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

SENSORIUM AND MEDIATION: NOTES ON PUBLIC SPHERE FORMATION IN INDIA

  • Wann 07.06.2012 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo FRITZ-REUTER-SAAL, HEGELPLATZ 2, 10117 BERLIN
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Im Rahmen der 2. Jahrestagung des DFG-Netzwerks

MEDIALISIERUNG UND SOZIALER WANDEL AUßERHALB EUROPAS: SÜDASIEN,
SÜDOSTASIEN UND DER ARABISCHSPRACHIGE RAUM

findet ein öffentlicher Vortrag statt von


PROF. ARVIND RAJAGOPAL (NYU) zum Thema

SENSORIUM AND MEDIATION: NOTES ON PUBLIC SPHERE FORMATION IN INDIA

 


DATUM:   DO, 07. JUNI 2012

ORT:     FRITZ-REUTER-SAAL, HEGELPLATZ 2, 10117 BERLIN

ZEIT:    18 - 20H

 

 

ABSTRACT

The concept of the public sphere has been important to explain and understand the growth of politics outside state institutions. Early formulations concerned both its rules of operation and the historical circumstances into which these rules became most effective. Increasingly, scholars are extending their focus from rules to perceptions, and the
means of their actualization, to sensoria and means of mediation. India offers an interesting site for examining public sphere formation, combining rational and affective forms of communication, and achieving more inclusive forms of politics while retaining violent antagonisms. My paper will trace shifts in visual and auditory culture via commercial and political publicity across the 20th C. to provide a set of comparatist remarks on public sphere formation in India.

 

BIO NOTE

Arvind Rajagopal is a Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication, and an affiliate faculty in the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, at New York University. He is author or editor of five volumes, most recently The Indian Public Sphere (Oxford, 2009). His book Politics After Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India (Cambridge, 2001) won the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Prize from the Association of Asian Studies in 2003. His recent articles include "The Emergency and the New Indian Middle Class" in Modern Asian Studies, 2011, and "Special Political Zone" on the anti-Muslim violence in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in
South Asian Multidisciplinary Academic Journal from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale, Paris, in their special issue on Rethinking Urban Democracy in South Asia, 2011.