Cultural Citizenship in India: Politics, Power, and Media

Abstract

The volume explores discursive plurality and the monopolization of interpretation as the poles from which inclusion in and exclusion from the national community are negotiated. By interfacing political science’s interest in the power of institutions and cultural studies’ focus on the power of discourse, the author is able to investigate into the ways in which citizenship manifests itself—and is contested—outside the institutional realm, thus revealing conceptual relativity, ruptures, and creative re-interpretations of citizenship.

Dr Lion K├Ânig is Post doctoral Research Associate