Religion, Media And Public Sphere
Religion, Media And Public Sphere are all interrelated. Religion is a belief that each and every person follows in one way or other according to their faith or ideal. Whereas media have a strong social and cultural impact upon society. It plays a crucial role in forming and reproducing the self-image of society. It possess ability to reach a wide audience with a strong and influential message. Television, Radio, Print Media and now a days Internet these all are playing major role in formulating public opinion. Both of them are in close relationship with public sphere. The public sphere is the organized and concretized common space of a given population. Public sphere connect people who are not in the same families, communities, and clubs-people who are not the same as each other. Therefore this book deals with these subjects, interrelationships in a wider context and will be helpful for all knowledge seeking admirers of this topic.
Nilesh Kumar Singh
Nilesh Kumar Singh is the Director of NAM Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi. After completing Intermediated and Graduation from TNB College, TM Bhagalpur University, he joined Delhi aSchool of Economics for PG and MPhil programme. Delhi University and its hostel life undoubtedly is a great learning platform which give a marathon experience and helped in developing a global personality. He is done MBA from symbiosis, PGDEL from ILI and PGDMC from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan which developed in him an instinct of an Author and wrote 2 Vol Encyclopedia of Photojournalism. Beside he deceived lectures in many International conferences as well as shared knowledge as Visiting Faculty in Delhi University and Jamia Millia Islamia. A researcher to the core he is a Senior Research Fellow of UGC and writing thesis for PhD.
Preface v 1. Introduction 1 2. Media and Public Sphere 23 3. Religion in the Public Sphere 51 4 The Politics of Difference and Diversity Management 113 5. Public Truth vs Private Truths 145 6. Political Process in the Mediated Democracies 189 7. Discovering a Theory and Methodology for Studying Media and Religion 227 8. Media’s Influence on Society 265 Bibliography 293 Index 297