Udupa, S., & Pohjonen, M. (2019). Special Journal Section: Extreme speech and global digital media cultures. International Journal of Communication, 13.

In this article, we introduce the Special Section on Extreme Speech and Global Digital Cultures by developing the concept of “extreme speech.” In addressing the growing cultures of online vitriol and extremism, this concept advances a critical ethnographic sensibility to situated online speech cultures and a comparative global conversation that moves beyond the legal-normative debates that have been dominant in North America and Europe.

Read More

Udupa, S., Venkatraman, S. & Khan, A. (2019). Special Journal Issue: Digital politics in millennial India, Television & New Media, Online First.

What have digital media done to political participations in India – the world’s second largest region of Internet users? Bringing together latest works that shed light on facets of digital politics – from labor activism and Dalit mobilization to diaspora nationalism and caste-based vigilantism – this special issue develops the framework of “Millennial India” and shows how a politics of civic action has grown simultaneously with violent exclusions via digital circulation.

Read More

Udupa, S., & Pohjonen, M. (2019). Extreme speech and global digital cultures. International Journal of Communication, 13, 3049–3067.

In this article, we introduce the Special Section on Extreme Speech and Global Digital Cultures by developing the concept of “extreme speech.” In addressing the growing cultures of online vitriol and extremism, this concept advances a critical ethnographic sensibility to situated online speech cultures and a comparative global conversation that moves beyond the legal-normative debates that have been dominant in North America and Europe.

Read More

Udupa, S. (2019). Nationalism in the digital age: Fun as a metapractice of extreme speech. International Journal of Communication, 13, 3143–3163.

Critical assessments of the recent resurgence of right-wing nationalism have rightly highlighted the role of social media in these troubling times, yet they are constrained by an overemphasis on celebrity leaders defined as populists.

Read More

Udupa, S., Venkatraman, S., & Khan, A. (2019). Millennial India: Global digital politics in context. Television & New Media.

In this special issue, we examine the two decades of digital media expansion in India, the world’s second largest Internet user domain, to propose the idea of “millennial India.” Millennial India highlights the processes of digitalization as a distinct sociopolitical moment entailing new conditions of communication, and the stakes of “millennials” who are drawn to digital media to articulate political matters.

Read More

Siddique, S. (2019) “The Muslim Matroyshka: Vlogging immigration and citizenship in Brexit Britain” Social Text (Online)

The British Indian Muslim reminds one of a Matryoshka assembly, a nesting of several closely related, yet discrete, wholes. The category, on the one hand, invokes the history of South Asian Muslims under the British crown from 1858 until 1947. On the other, it is associated with India as the pivotal port of departure of South Asian postcolonial migration, alongside East Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

Read More

Udupa, S. (2019). India needs a fresh strategy to tackle online extreme speech. Economic and Political Weekly Engage, 54 (4): Online ISSN – 2349-8846 (this is already there, but just the order of appearance changes)

Allegations and counter-allegations around abusive speech and disinformation on social media networks have made “trolling” and “fake news” significant actors in public discourse, as India braces up for the next round of national elections.

Read More

Udupa, S. & Mankekar, P. (2019). AES interviews Purnima Mankekar: The 25th anniversary of “National Texts and Gendered Lives”’. American Ethnologist, February 24, 2019.

“National Texts and Gendered Lives,” which was published in American Ethnologist in 1993, opened up a new area of inquiry for studies of postcolonial societies, and made a pathbreaking contribution to the still nascent field of media anthropology.

Read More

Cook, I. M. & Udupa. S. (2019). Talking media with ‘Online Gods’: What is academic podcasting like?” Economic and Political Weekly Engage, 54 (4): Online ISSN 2349-8846

We need to talk about what social media is doing to politics, religion, and nationalism. We mean this literally, we really need to talk about it. Certainly, we already think about it a lot.

Read More

Udupa, S., Costa, E. & Budka, P. (2018). The digital turn: New directions in media anthropology. 63rd EASA Media Anthropology E-Seminar, European Association of Social Anthropologists

With the advent of digital media technologies, internet-based devices and services, mobile
computing as well as software applications and digital platforms new opportunities and challenges
have come to the forefront in the anthropological study of media.

Read More

UDUPA, S. [2019] INDIA NEEDS A FRESH STRATEGY TO TACKLE ONLINE EXTREME SPEECH

Abuse and disinformation should be approached as an important culture of mediatised politics in the digital age, which not only reflects exta nt political differences but significantly shapes what it means to participate in public life for a net fed generation.

Read More

UDUPA, S. [2018] ENTERPRISE HINDUTVA: 5 PROTOTYPES IN URBAN INDIA

Contemporary South Asia special issue on neo-Hindutva edited by Edward Anderson and Arkotong Longkumer

Read More

ANDERSON, E. [2018] HINDU NATIONALISM AND THE ‘SAFFRONIZATION OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE’ INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT.

Hindu nationalism and the ‘saffronisation of the public sphere’: an interview with Christophe Jaffrelot

Read More

UDUPA, S. [2017] GAALI CULTURES:

The Politics of Abusive Exchange on Social Media. New Media and Society 8(2): 187–206.

Read More

M. POHJONEN AND S. UDUPA [2017] EXTREME SPEECH ONLINE:

An Anthropological Critique of Hate Speech Debates. International Journal of Communication 11: 1173–1191

Read More

UDUPA S. [2016] FAST TIME RELIGION:

News, Speculation and Discipline in India. Critique of Anthropology 36(4): 397–418.

Read More

UDUPA, S. [2018] CLASH OF ACTORS: NEW MEDIA AND MIDDLE CLASS POLITICS ON ONLINE MEDIA

In Digital South Asia (A. Punathambekar and S. Mohan eds), University of Michigan Press.

Read More

UDUPA S. [2016] MIDDLE CLASS ON STEROIDS: DIGITAL MEDIA POLITICS IN URBAN INDIA

Digital media politics in urban India. India in Transition, Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. March 14.

Read More

UDUPA S. [2015] ARCHIVING AS HISTORY–MAKING:

Religious Politics of Social Media in India. Communication, Culture and Critique 9(2): 212–230.

Read More

UDUPA S. [2014] AAM AADMI: DECODING THE MEDIA LOGICS

Decoding the Media Logics. Economic and Political Weekly 49 (7): 13–15.

 

Read More

Contact

ForDigitalDignity Project ONLINERPOL
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstrasse 67
Munich 80538

E-mail :

ONLINERPOL@ethnologie.lmu.de

Subscribe