How valid are news paper representations of caste?

Ramakrishna, B. (2016) How valid are news paper representations of caste? Journal of Media and Social Development, 4 (1). pp. 12-23. ISSN 2320-8244

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The long-standing view of Indian society as a caste-basedhierarchy has been rejected by the Indian Constitution but continuesto find currency in the news content. This view manifests itself in theform of terms such as ‘upper caste’ and ‘lower caste’. This articleconsiders these terms and their usage problematic. Using deductivelogic, it offers a test for determining inherence of the idea of hierarchyin a given news story. Further, it checks this test with a sample of recentnews stories from two leading English-language dailies and finds that,along with the occurrence of problematic usage, there isacknowledgement of the contested nature of the said terms and thatnews sources are emerging as a major source of such usage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caste, social hierarchy, deductive logic, representation, journalism
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 09:48

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