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Critical Interventions in Theory and Praxis


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Media and Utopia: History, imagination and technology

Media and Utopia: History, imagination and technology

1st Edition

Arvind Rajagopal, Anupama Rao
April 07, 2016

Collective political projects have become ephemeral and are subject to radical forms of erasure through cooptation, division, redefinition or intimidation in present times. Media and Utopia responds to the resulting crisis of the social by investigating the links between mediation and political...

The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere: Knowledge, Politics, Identity

The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere: Knowledge, Politics, Identity

1st Edition

Gaurav Desai
January 21, 2016

This book explores how new media technologies such as e-mails, online forums, blogs and social networking sites have helped shape new forms of public spheres. Offering new readings of Jürgen Habermas’s notion of the public sphere, scholars from diverse disciplines interrogate the power and...

Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class and Caste

Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class and Caste

1st Edition

Abdul R. JanMohamed
January 21, 2016

This volume investigates how four socially constructed identities (race, gender, class and caste) can be rethought as matrices designed to accumulate various kinds of socio-economic values and to translate and transfer these values from one group to another. Essays in the anthology also...

Democratic Culture: Historical and Philosophical Essays

Democratic Culture: Historical and Philosophical Essays

1st Edition

Akeel Bilgrami
September 09, 2013

A collection of essays by distinguished scholars, this book delineates a substantial conception of democracy, the great promise as well as the pitfalls of a democratic mentality and culture. These essays go beyond the institutional and formal descriptions of democracy to its underlying cultural...

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