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Subaltern struggles and the global media in Koodankulam and Kashmir

Ramapurath Chemmencheri, Sudheesh (2015) Subaltern struggles and the global media in Koodankulam and Kashmir. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 38 (2). pp. 187-199. ISSN 0085-6401

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00856401.2015.1013184

Abstract

This paper analyses the interactions between subaltern struggles and the global media, with special reference to the ways in which the subaltern find opportunities in the media to make their voices heard. The paper argues that rather than losing their state of subalternity in the process of gaining a voice through media exposure, media representation reinforces the subaltern identity of the marginalised. Scrutinising the politics of representation in the media representation of the Koodankulam anti-nuclear protests and the Kashmir conflict in India, this essay draws on insights from post-colonial studies to explore new ways to read the work of the global media in their coverage of the subaltern.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com
Additional Information: © 2015 South Asian Studies Association of Australia
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 12:49
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 01:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61918

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