Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal

Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal

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Michael Wilmore examines local, community media organizations in Nepal within the wider context of the historical, cultural, and social lifeworlds of their producers and consumers. His analysis of the role that media play in the formation of cultural identity and his use of ethnographic research methodologies provide a detailed, empirically-based understanding of the complex relationships that exist between local communities, the formation of modern nation-states, and global media.show more

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  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739125257
  • 9780739125250

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Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal provides an outstanding ethnographic grounding for debates concerning citizen media and pushes our understanding of community media production and consumption to new analytical heights. Wilmore'sbook constitutes a fine example of media ethnography. The fine-grained socio-cultural detail presented, combined with a host of important analytical insights, challenge the reader to locate local media production within culture and society, and at the same time force recognition of media's role in social and cultural reproduction and change... -- Andrew Skuse, University of Adelaide Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal provides an outstanding ethnographic grounding for debates concerning citizen media and pushes our understanding of community media production and consumption to new analytical heights. Wilmore's book constitutes a fine example of media ethnography. The fine-grained socio-cultural detail presented, combined with a host of important analytical insights, challenge the reader to locate local media production within culture and society, and at the same time force recognition of media's role in social and cultural reproduction and change. -- Andrew Skuse, University of Adelaideshow more

About Michael Wilmore

Michael Wilmore is a senior lecturer in the discipline of media at the University of Adelaide.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Introduction: How Television Came to Tansen Chapter 3 2. Conceptualizing Media Outside the Mainstream Chapter 4 3. Communication for Development: Nepal's Media Revolution Chapter 5 4. The Rise and Fall of a Hill Town Chapter 6 5. Diversity and Distinction: The People of Tansen Chapter 7 6. Community, Development, and Empowerment Chapter 8 7. Television Tradition: The Mediation of Culture Chapter 9 8. Conclusion: Locating Alternative Mediashow more