Colonial Interventions and the Postcolonial Situation in India

  title={Colonial Interventions and the Postcolonial Situation in India},
  author={Radhika Parameswaran},
  pages={21 - 41}
While there have been numerous analyses of the content of English-language news media in India, very little work has been done on historicizing the media to understand how comtemporary media discourses intersect with social formations such as class. This article interrogates the relationship between the English language, introduced during colonialism, mass media, class formation, and social and economic power in India. The article primarily examines the upper-class bias of the English-language… 
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Darrel Wanzer-Serrano’s The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation: Theoretical Contributions
  • Kent A. Ono
  • History
    Advances in the History of Rhetoric
  • 2018
In his book, The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation, Professor Darrel Wanzer-Serrano makes several important contributions to rhetorical, communication, and Latinx, race and ethnic
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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
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