Ramaswami Harindranath

Professor

Ramaswami Harindranath (Hari) received his PhD in Mass Communications at the University of Leicester, UK. He has taught in several universities in the UK, India, Malaysia, and Australia, has held visiting fellowships at Helsinki, Oxford, London (SOAS), and Brown universities, and has given invited lectures in China, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, the UK, and the United States.

Hari’s main areas of research interest include global media, economy and cultures; postcoloniality and decoloniality; online documentaries and audiences; South Asian media cultures; digital technologies and socio-cultural change; mobility, multiculturalism and citizenship; diasporic and transnational cultural formations; and ‘race’, class and representation. He has worked on projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the Australian Research Council, and Marsden (New Zealand). Hari’s major publications include Approaches to Audiences (1998), The ‘Crash’ Controversy (2001), Perspectives on Global Cultures (2006), Transnational Lives & the Media (2007), Audience-Citizens (2009), and Studying Digital Media Audiences (2017). He is currently completing a manuscript entitled Southern Discomfort, which re-assesses the concept and politics of the Global South.

He is one of the editors of the journal Postcolonial Studies, and is on the Advisory Board of the journal Nordicom Review and the Anthem book series, Citizenship and National Identities.

Hari has a long track record of successfully supervising local and international PhD candidates as well as Masters by Research and Honours students completing theses on a wide range of topics in media and cultural studies.

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Harindranath R, 2009, Audience-citizens: The media, public knowledge and interpretive practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9788132108337
2009
Harindranath R, (ed.), 2007, Transnational Lives and the Media; Reimagining Diaspora, Palgrave, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230591905
2007
Harindranath R, 2006, Perspectives on Global Cultures, Open University Press, Buckingham and New York
2006
Harindranath R; Barker M; Arthurs J, 2001, The 'Crash' Controversy: Censorship Campaigns and Film Reception, Wallflower Press, London and New York
2001
Harindranath R, (ed.), 1998, Approaches to Audiences, Arnold, London
1998
Book Chapters
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2017, 'Studying Digital Media Audiences Introduction', in Hight C; Harindranath R (ed.), , ROUTLEDGE, pp. 1 - 8
2017
Harindranath R, 2017, 'Malign images, malevolent networks Social media, extremist violence, and public anxieties', in Martellozzo E; Jane EA (ed.), CYBERCRIME AND ITS VICTIMS, edn. Routledge Studies in Crime and Society, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 148 - 163, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000436064500010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Harindranath R, 2017, 'Social media, radicalization and extremist violence: Challenges for research', in Studying Digital Media Audiences: Perspectives from Australasia, pp. 60 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315402062
2017
Hight C; Harindranath R, 2017, 'Introduction: studying digital media audiences', in Hight C; Harindranath R (ed.), Studying Digital Media Audiences Perspectives from Australasia, Taylor & Francis, pp. 1 - 9
2017
Harindranath R, 2017, 'National identity, multicultural arts, and intercultural communication', in Bo S; Xinya L (ed.), National Image and Intercultural Communication, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), Beijing, pp. 33 - 43
2017
Harindranath R, 2015, 'Transnational subalterns, media discourse and cultural conflict: an examination of the politics of global refugees and national sovereignty', in Shan Bo ; Jun Xiao (ed.), Cultural Conflicts and Intercultural Communication, Social Science Academic Press (China), pp. 116 - 126
2015
Harindranath R, 2012, 'Post-colonial interventions on Media, Audiences, and National Politics', in Volkmer I (ed.), The Handbook of Global Media Research, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA, pp. 381 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118255278.ch22
2012
Harindranath R, 2011, 'Power-geometry: milieu, mobility and justice', in Hage G; Kowal E (ed.), Force, Movement, Intensity: The Newtonian Imagination in the Humanities and Social Sciences, edn. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 93 - 102
2011
Haridranath R, 2007, 'Refugee Communities and the Politics of Cultural Identity', in Bailey OG; Georgiou M; Harindranath R (ed.), , PALGRAVE, pp. 133 - 148
2007
Harindranath R, 2007, 'Refugee communities and the cultural politics of identity.', in Bailey O; Georgiou M; Harindranath R (ed.), Transnational Lives and the Media: Reimagining Diaspora, Palgrave, London
2007
Harindranath R; Bailey O; Georgiou M, 2007, 'Explorations of diaspora in the context of media culture', in Bailey O; Georgiou M; Harindranath R (ed.), Transnational Lives and the Media: Reimagining Diaspora, Palgrave, London
2007
Harindranath R; Guedes-Bailey O, 2005, 'Racialised “othering”: the representation of asylum seekers in news media', in Allan S (ed.), Journalism: Critical Issues, Open University Press, Buckingham and New York, pp. 274 - 286
2005
Harindranath R, 2005, 'Analysing global media: the “third world”, “nationalism” and “imperialism”', in Shan B; Shi Y (ed.), Intercultural Communication, Wuhan University Press, Wuhan, pp. 125 - 130
2005
Harindranath R, 2004, 'Battling over “truth”: the Iraq war, the media, and citizenship', in Biressi A; Nunn H (ed.), Media Wars, Lawrence and Wishart, London, pp. 33 - 43
2004
Harindranath R, 2003, 'Reviving “cultural imperialism”: international audiences, local elite, and global media', in Parks L; Kumar S (ed.), Planet TV, New York University Press, New York, pp. 155 - 168
2003
Harindranath R, 2002, 'Software industry, religious fundamentalism and new social movements in India: aspects of globalisation?', in Pendakur M; Harris R (ed.), CITIZENSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE, Garamond Press, Ontario, pp. 56 - 64, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000183728400004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2002
Harindranath R, 2001, '”Out there” and “in here” – the global-local dialectic', in Fleming D (ed.), Formations: 21st Century Media Studies, Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 151 - 168
2001
Harindranath R, 2000, 'Ethnicity, national culture(s), and the interpretation of television', in Cottle S (ed.), Ethnic Minorities and the Media: Changing Cultural Boundaries, Open University Press, Buckingham, pp. 149 - 163
2000
Harindranath R, 1998, 'Documentary meanings and interpretive contexts: observations on Indian “repertoires”', in Dickinson R; Linne O; Harindranath R (ed.), Approaches to Audiences, Arnold, London, pp. 283 - 297
1998
Harindranath R; Dickinson R; Linne O, 1998, 'Approaching audience studies', in Dickinson R; Linne O; Harindranath R (ed.), Approaches to Audiences, Arnold, London
1998
Conference Papers
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Harindranath R, 2017, 'Peripheral voices, marginal lives: representation, subalternity, and proximate suffering', in Martin F (ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Conference 2017 - Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement, The Australian New Zealand Communications Association Conference, Sydney University, presented at The Australian New Zealand Communications Association Conference, Sydney University, 04 July 2017 - 07 July 2017, http://www.anzca.net/conferences/past-conferences/2017-conf/p2.html
2017
Harindranath R, 2016, 'Multiculturalism, interculturalism, and communication: negotiating diversity and complexity', in McIntyre P; Fulton J (ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Communication Association Conference:Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, Australia New Zealand Communications Association Conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, University of Newcastle, presented at Australia New Zealand Communications Association Conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, University of Newcastle, 06 July 2016 - 08 July 2016, http://www.anzca.net/conferences/past-conferences/conf-2016-p1.html
2016
Harindranath R, 2009, 'Media audiences, public knowledge, and democracy: an Indian example', in Flew T (ed.), Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Australia New Zealand Communications Association Conference, Brisbane, presented at Australia New Zealand Communications Association Conference, Brisbane, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2009
2009
Edited Books
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Hight C; Harindranath R, (ed.), 2017, Studying Digital Media Audiences: Perspectives from Australasia, Routledge Series in New Media and Cyberculture, ROUTLEDGE, New York
2017
Journal articles
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Harindranath R, 2018, 'Veridicality and the truth claims of the documentary in the post-truth era: rethinking audiences' 'horizon of representations'', Participations: journal of audience and reception studies
2018
Harindranath R, 2017, 'Unsettling India: affect, temporality, transnationality', ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 41, pp. 328 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2016.1253419
2017
Hight C; Harindranath R, 2014, 'Editorial: Documentary as sense-making', Studies in Documentary Film, vol. 8, pp. 177 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17503280.2014.964950
2014
Harindranath R, 2014, 'The Indian public sphere: Histories, contradictions and challenges', Media International Australia, pp. 168 - 175
2014
Harindranath R; Khorana S, 2014, 'Civil society movements and the twittering classes in the postcolony: An indian case study', South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies, vol. 37, pp. 60 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2012.744285
2014
Harindranath R, 2014, 'Online crowd-sourced documentary and the politics of veridicality and authority', Studies in Documentary Film, vol. 8, pp. 179 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17503280.2014.964946
2014
Harindranath R, 2014, 'The view from the global south: An introduction', Postcolonial Studies, vol. 17, pp. 109 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2014.966412
2014
Harindranath R, 2012, 'Consuming lifestyles: Local television, neo-liberalism and divergent social imaginaries in India', Studies in South Asian Film & Media, vol. 4, pp. 81 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/safm.4.1.81_1
2012
Harindranath R, 2012, 'Diasporas in the New Media Age: Identity, Politics, and Community', CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS, vol. 41, pp. 59 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0094306111430635b
2012
Harindranath R, 2011, 'Audiencias y ciudadania en India', Infoamerica : Iberoamerican Communication Review, vol. 6, pp. 61 - 74, http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=4276289
2011
Harindranath R, 2011, 'Performing terror, anti-terror, and public affect: towards an analytical framework', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 25, pp. 141 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2011.554973
2011
Harindranath R, 2011, 'Performing terror, anti-terror, and public affect: Towards an analytical framework (vol 25, pg 141, 2011)', CONTINUUM-JOURNAL OF MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES, vol. 25, pp. 459 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2011.589107
2011
Harindranath R, 2009, 'Translating Tradition: The Poetics and Politics of Diasporic Media', SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, vol. 3, pp. 899 - 910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9020.2009.00240.x
2009
Harindranath R, 2009, 'Mediated terrorism and democracy in India', South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies, vol. 32, pp. 518 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856400903374376
2009
Cash J; Harindranath R; Hughes R, 2009, 'Editorial', POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES, vol. 12, pp. 3 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13688790802657435
2009
Harindranath R, 2007, 'Spectacular conflicts, naked empires and the colonisation of social life.', New Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics
2007
Harindranath R, 2006, 'International audience research: continuing concerns and novel developments', Participations: journal of audience and reception studies
2006
Harindranath R; Guedes-Bailey O, 2006, 'Ethnic minorities, cultural differences, and the cultural politics of communication.', International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, vol. 2, pp. 299 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/macp.2.3.299/1
2006
Harindranath R, 2006, 'Audiences, public knowledge and citizenship in democratic states: preliminary thoughts on a conceptual framework.', Participations: journal of audience and reception studies
2006
Harindranath R; O'Neill M, 2006, 'Theorising narratives of exile and belonging: the importance of biography and ethno-mimesis in 'understanding' asylum.', Qualitative Sociology Review
2006
Harindranath R, 2005, 'Ethnicity and cultural difference: some thematic and political issues on global audience research.', Participations: journal of audience and reception studies
2005
Harindranath R, 2000, 'Virtual nationalism: diaspora, deterritorialisation, and 'Tamilnation.org'.', Tripodos
2000
Harindranath R, 2000, 'Theorising protest: the significance of social movements to metropolitan theory.', Thamyris
2000