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Dalit identity in New Casteist print media: Paradoxical inclusion and frames of power, hierarchy and social dominance

thesis
posted on 25.10.2019, 05:23 by ALI SAHA
This thesis explores an area of entrenched inequality in India: caste, caste-based inequalities, ideologies, and power relations. It explores how mainstream print media in India, contributes to these inequalities. Through an explicit examination, I demonstrate how Dalit communities, their identities and their experiences of discrimination are framed in print media. Precisely, through the use of comparative analysis along with the consolidation of social and media theory this thesis explores that Indian print media, in a constitutionally casteless society, frames caste ideologies and legitimises primordial social dominance structure and power to shape and define caste discrimination, anti-Dalit prejudice and a negative stereotypical Dalit identity.

History

Principal supervisor

Samanthi Gunawardana

Additional supervisor 1

Dharma Arunachalam

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia