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Welcoming Popular Critique

Welcoming 'Popular' Critique R Srivatsan LET me start off by welcoming Ravi Srinivas' critique ('Popular Culture and Pop Sociology', August 15, 1992, pp 1763-1764), and saying that at least in one way, I feel my purpose in writing the essay 'Photography and Society: Icon Building in Action' (EPW, by his response. I would, white elaborating this point, like to answer some of the main objections he has raised to my paper The aim of my writing 'Photography and Society' was not doing a 'pop' sociology, because I was more interested in developing a political analysis of mainstream images which are based on photographic technology and the media. By calling my intention political, L invoke here a theoretical recognition which has been inaugurated by feminism


Writing about Hindu-Muslim Riots in India Today Gyanendra Pandey The dominant nationalist historiography that insists on the totalising standpoint of a seamless nationalism needs to be challenged not only because of its interested use of categories such as 'national' and 'secular' but also because of its privileging of the so-called 'general' over the particular, the larger over the smaller, the 'mainstream' over the 'marginal


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