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Ani Maitra on Media and Identity in the Public Sphere

Ani Maitra on Media and Identity in the Public Sphere

Update: 2020-06-11
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The mediated politics of identity have animated movements as diverse as anticolonial nationalisms, multiple forms of feminism, transgender and disability rights struggles, and Indigenous protests for environmental justice. In all of these examples, media has been a primary and deeply public means through which such identity politics battles are fought, often in unpredictable ways.

The guest for today's episode is media studies scholar Ani Maitra, who has a new book out that offers a fresh take on identity politics. Ani’s work highlights the vital need for critical media analysis and scholarly public engagement in our contemporary moment, particularly for marginalized populations.

In episode 113 of Imagine Otherwise, host Cathy Hannabach interviews Ani about the role of scholarly public engagement in debates over identity, the transnational politics of global queer cinema, how to write for diverse audiences beyond the academy, and why centering affinity and difference is how Ani imagines otherwise.

Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/113-ani-maitra

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Ani Maitra on Media and Identity in the Public Sphere

Ani Maitra on Media and Identity in the Public Sphere

Cathy Hannabach