Als geladene Gäste des zweiten Netzwerktreffens haben Prof. Arvind Rajagopal (NYU) und Prof. Dorothea Schulz (Universität Köln) mit den Teilnehmenden über das Themenfeld Medien-Religion-Öffentlichkeit diskutiert. Prof. Rajagopal hielt im Rahmen dieser Tagung am Do, 07. Juni 2012 einen öffentlichen Vortrag zum Thema „SENSORIUM AND MEDIATION: NOTES ON PUBLIC SPHERE FORMATION IN INDIA“
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fand 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
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.
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.