This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 231_M
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Sociology of Communication
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Description:

    Sociology of communication; Basic concepts: mass media, new media (ICTs), mass culture and popular culture; Tracing history: from radio networks to ICTs; Theoretical Perspectives: Bourdieu, Habermas, Thompson, Baudrillard, Hall; Role of communication media in socio-political and cultural change: manufacturing of public opinion, media stereotypes and representation, ICTs and digital divide, censorship; Television studies: audience and meaning constructions; Popular cinema: utopia & dystopia, constructing national culture; Youth subculture: globalisation, localisation, glocalisation; Gender and popular literature.

  • Text:

    1. M. Warschauer, Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide, MIT Press, 20032. S. During (edited), The Cultural Studies Reader, Routledge, 2000.

  • Course References:

    1. The Polity Reader in Cultural Theory, Polity Press, 2004.2. J. Fiske, Reading the Popular, Routledge, 2000.