Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan

1st Edition

Farooq Sulehria

Routledge
Published December 11, 2017
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9781138303294 - CAT# Y366357
Series: Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

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Summary

Examining anew the notions of media imperialism and globalization of media, this book disrupts the generalised consensus in media scholarship that globalization of media has put an end to media imperialism. One elemental aspect of media imperialism is the structural dependency of television systems in the global South on the imperial North. Taking India and Pakistan as its case studies, this book views globalization of media as the unleashing of processes that have translated into the liberalization of air waves and privatization of television systems whereby commercialization of television is privileged over public interest television. Additionally, it argues that the globalization of media has contributed to corruption, tabloidization, and marginalization of subaltern classes in the Indian and Pakistani media.

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