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Testing Concepts about Print, Newspapers, and Politics: Kerala, India, 1800-2009

Jeffrey, Robin


This essay attempts to bring greater subtlety to our understanding of the role that print and newspapers play in the shaping of modern society. The essay begins by focusing on the centrality that Jrgen Habermas and Benedict Anderson give to print and newspapers and examines the applicability of their ideas to Kerala, India's most newspaper-consuming state, over the past 200 years. The essay suggests that by conceptualizing print and newspaper development in three stages, we arrive at a more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0021911809000679


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