Thomas, Pradip Ninan.

Political economy of communications in India : the good, the bad and the ugly / Pradip Ninan Thomas. - New Delhi ; California. : SAGE Publications, 2010. - xix, 267 p. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A history of structures. An introduction to the political economy of communications -- The political economy of communications in colonial India : mass communication and the empire -- The political economy of communications in post-colonial India (1948-1985) -- The political economy of communications in the new India (1986 to present) -- Processes and means. The great Indian copyright conundrum -- The political economy of audio-visual trade -- The informationalisation of life processes : biotechnology, it and life as code -- Christian fundamentalism and the media : the case of Christian broadcasting in India -- Poverty and the media -- Resistance. Resistance : community radio and the right to information movement in India -- Beyond the dominant paradigm of communication rights : operationalising communication rights in India.

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Mass media--Economic aspects--India.
Mass media--Political aspects--India.
Mass media policy--India.
Communication policy--India.

P96.E252 / I88 2010

302.230954 / T35

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