OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India c. 1830-1900

ISBN : 9780199467129

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¥5,654
著者: 
Amelia Bonea
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400 ページ
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Hardcover
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138 x 216 mm
刊行日
2016年09月
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On 14 July 2013, India closed down its telegraph service, drawing the curtain over an important chapter in its history of telecommunications. Introduced during the colonial period, the telegraph network was opened for public use on 1 February 1855; both the beginning and the end of the service were marked by striking scenes of people 'rushing' to the telegraph office in order to send messages. Like the internet today, the new technology came to play an important role in the conduct of journalism in nineteenth-century India. The News of Empire reconstructs the interconnected history of telegraphy and journalism by drawing on a wide range of historical material and through an in-depth analysis of the newspaper press. Questioning grand narratives of 'media revolutions', Amelia Bonea argues that the use of telegraphy in journalism was gradual and piecemeal. News itself emerged as the site of many contestations, as imperial politics, capitalist enterprise, and individual agency shaped not only access to technologies of communication, but also the content and form of reporting.

目次: 

List of Illustrations, Map, and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Note on Spelling and Transliteration
Introduction
Chapter One: Technologies of News Transmission
Chapter Two: Sites of Practice and Discourses of Telegraphy
Chapter Three: Journalists and Journalism in Nineteenth-Century India
Chapter Four: Making News and Views: Colonial Policy and the Role of Reuters
Chapter Five: Reporting Foreign and Domestic News
Conclusion
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index
About the Author

著者について: 

Amelia Bonea is a postdoctoral researcher at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. She is a historian of modern South Asia, with an interest in the history of technology and media. She has been educated at the universities of Tokyo and Heidelberg.

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