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Political Internet : State and Politics in the Age of Social Media (Hardcover) (Biju P. R.)

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This book investigates the Internet as a site of political contestation in the Indian context. It widens the scope of the public sphere to social media, and explores its role in shaping the resistance and protest movements on the ground. The volume also explores the role of Internet, a global technology, in framing debates on the idea of the nation-state, especially India, as well as diplomacy and international relations. It also discusses the possibility of whether Internet can be used as a tool for social justice and change, particularly by the underprivileged, to go beyond caste, class, gender, and other oppressive social structures.

A tract for our times, this book will interest scholars and researchers of politics, media studies, popular culture, sociology, international relations as well as the general reader.

Number of Pages: 271.0
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Biju P. R.
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2016
TCIN: 52039404
UPC: 9781138213708
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-0506

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