My research broadly look into the interrelationship between the representation of masculinity and journalistic discourse in the post-independence and later, neoliberal India. To be more specific, this research would focus on how “bhadralok” (middle class, educated, gentle folk) subjectivity and more importantly, their masculinity is represented and in turn constructed through Bengali language broadsheet daily newspapers.
I would try to explore, whether there is specific discursive nature of journalistic writings pertaining to Bengali newspapers and also in what way journalistic discourse may negotiate if not subvert the hegemonic forms of subjectivity.
Now, would it be a good idea to study only the editorials in this newspapers or should I look into other news/feature stories in the newspapers as well?
I would be very grateful if you please share your thoughts, comments, advice and suggestions on this.