The Politics of Authenticity and Populist Discourses
Media and Education in Brazil, India and Ukraine
Palgrave Macmillan, 2021
This edited volume breaks new ground and opens up new perspectives by capturing the role played by claims to authenticity in populist discourses in the postcolonial countries of Brazil, India and Ukraine. By conceiving of both triumphant populism and increasing demands for authenticity as expressions of crisis, the volume seeks to satisfy the need to take a closer look at yearnings for orientation in a globalised world that is often associated with rapid social change and the disappearance of old certainties. Starting from the assumption that media play a crucial role for populist discourses of authenticity, the volume moves beyond conventional and social media by expanding its focus to media in formal education, notably school textbooks and curricula. These two particular media formats lastingly shape younger generations and thus the future. The proposed volume adopts global perspectives from three postcolonial countries that are often beyond the scope of studies dealing with populist discourses and media entanglements - insights that contribute new aspects to international scholarly debates.
: Matters of the Heart': The Sentimental Indian Prime Minister on All India Radio
: Claims to Authenticity in Populist Discourses: General Introduction to the Volume