Associate Professor Adrian Athique Mabbott Athique

Principal Research Fellow

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.athique@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67416

Overview

Adrian Athique is Associate Professor and programme leader in Cultural Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Adrian is a graduate in Media Arts from the University of Plymouth and holds a PhD in Asia-Pacific Transformation Studies from the University of Wollongong. Prior to joining IASH, Adrian was Chair of the School of Arts at the University of Waikato (2010-2015), a lecturer in Sociology at the University in Essex (2008-2010) a postdoctoral fellow in Cultural Studies at UQ (2006-2007) and a learning technology officer at the UK Open University (2001-2002). Adrian's broad research interests focus on the social, cultural and economic implications of digital technologies and upon the evolution of media cultures in Asia.

Adrian has conducted research projects in collaboration with colleagues in India, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. He is currently active in extensive networks across the region, notably in events and publications stemming from his two major projects: Digital Transactions in Asia (2017-) and The Indian Media Economy (2013-). Adrian has held grants from the New Zealand India Research Institute (2013), University Grants Commission of India (2014), Asia New Zealand Foundation (2015) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (2019). Along with more than forty journal articles and book chapters, Adrian is the author of several books, including: The Multiplex in India: A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure (2010, Routledge, with Douglas Hill), Indian Media: Global Approaches (2012, Polity), Digital Media and Society (2013, Polity) and Transnational Audiences: Media Reception on a Global Scale (2016, Polity). Adrian has also edited ground-breaking volumes on media and social change in Asia, including: The Indian Media Economy (2018, 2 Vols, OUP, with Vibodh Parthasarathi and SV Srinivas) and Digital Transactions in Asia: Social, Economic and Informational Exchanges (2019, Routledge, with Emma Baulch). Adrian is editor of the journal Media International Australia and the OUP book series, Media Dynamics in South Asia.

Adrian Athique is keen to receive applications from doctoral candidates in the fields of Asian Cultural Studies, Digital Sociology, Media Industries and Economy, Audience and User Studies, and Transnational Communication.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong

Publications

  • Athique, Adrian (2019) A great leap of faith: The cashless agenda in Digital India. New Media & Society, 146144481983132. doi:10.1177/1461444819831324

  • Athique, Adrian (2019). Demonetisation: India's Year of Living Digitally. In Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch (Ed.), Digital Transactions in Asia: Social, Economic and Informational Processes (pp. 083-103) New York, NY United States: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2019). Digital Transactions in Asia. In Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch (Ed.), Digital Transactions in Asia: Social , Economic and Informational Processes (pp. 1-22) New York, NY United States: Routledge.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Athique, Adrian (2019). Demonetisation: India's Year of Living Digitally. In Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch (Ed.), Digital Transactions in Asia: Social, Economic and Informational Processes (pp. 083-103) New York, NY United States: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2019). Digital Transactions in Asia. In Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch (Ed.), Digital Transactions in Asia: Social , Economic and Informational Processes (pp. 1-22) New York, NY United States: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2018). Integrated commodities. In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi and S. V. Srinivas (Ed.), The Indian media economy - vol. II: market dynamics and social transactions (pp. 23-36) Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Athique, Adrian (2018). Media development to media economy. In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi and S. V. Srinivas (Ed.), The Indian media economy - vol. I: industrial dynamics and cultural adaptation (pp. 1-21) Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Athique, Adrian and Hill, Douglas (2018). Modernity in glass: the environmental conditions of consumption. In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi and S. V. Srinivas (Ed.), The Indian media economy - vol. II: market dynamics and social transactions (pp. 183-201) Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Athique, Adrian (2018). Resource mobilisation. In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi and S. V. Srinivas (Ed.), The Indian media economy - vol. I: industrial dynamics and cultural adaptation (pp. 23-30) Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Adrian Athique (2017). Spaces of Consumption. In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi and S. V. Srinivas (Ed.), The Indian media economy - Volume 2: Market dynamics and social transactions (pp. 171-182) Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Hill, Douglas and Athique, Adrian (2017). The role of off shore financial centres in Indian telecoms. In Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarathi and S. V. Srinivas (Ed.), The Indian media economy - Volume 1: Industrial dynamics and cultural adaptation (pp. 66-92) Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Athique, Adrian (2017). User-led transnationalism, big data and the World Wide Web. In Craig Hight and Ramaswami Harindranath (Ed.), Studying digital audiences: perspectives from Australia (pp. 9-24) New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2016). Post-industrial development and the new leisure economy. In Sita Venkateswar and Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (Ed.), Globalisation and the challenges of development in contemporary India (pp. 61-76) Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-0454-4_4

  • Athique, Adrian (2013). Cinema as Social Space: The Case of the Multiplex. In K. Moti Gokulsing and Wimal Dissanayake (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas (pp. 402-414) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203556054.ch22

  • Athique, Adrian Mabbott (2013). Imagining a 'decent crowd' at the Indian multiplex. In Karina Aveyard and Albert Moran (Ed.), Watching films: new perspectives on movie-going, exhibition and reception (pp. 369-385) Bristol, United Kingdom: Intellect.

  • Athique, Adrian Mabbott (2013). Leaping the Demographic Barrier: Theoretical Challenges for the Crossover Audience. In Sukhmani Khorana (Ed.), Crossover Cinema: Cross-Cultural Film from Production to Reception (pp. 107-122) New York: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2012). Addressing the nonresident: soft power, Bollywood, and the diasporic audience. In Anjali Gera Roy (Ed.), The magic of Bollywood at home and abroad (pp. 277-294) New Delhi, India: Sage Publications.

  • Athique, Adrian (2010). The crossover audience: mediated multiculturalism and the Indian film. In Andrew Hassam and Makarand Paranjape (Ed.), Bollywood in Australia: transnationalism and cultural production (pp. 23-44) Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing.

  • Mabbott Athique, Adrian (2009). From monopoly to polyphony: India in the era of television. In Graeme Turner and Jinna Tay (Ed.), Television studies after TV: understanding television in the post-broadcast era (pp. 159-167) Abingdon, Oxon, United States: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2008). A line in the sand – The India-Pakistan border in the films of J.P. Dutta. In Meenakshi Bharat and Nirmal Kumar (Ed.), Filming the line of control: The Indo-Pak relationship through the cinematic lens (pp. 21-39) New Delhi: Routledge.

  • Athique, Adrian (2008). Aggression and transgression on the India-Pakistan border. In Filming the line of control: the Indo-Pak relationship through the cinematic lens (pp. 21-39) New Delhi: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203150351

  • Athique, A. M. (2008). Nonresident consumption of Indian cinema in Asia. In Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asia (pp. 145-154) London, United Kingdom: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. doi:10.4324/9780203892480

  • Mabbott Athique, A (2006). The global dispersal of media: Locating non-resident audiences for Indian films. In T. J. M. Holden and T. J. Scrase (Ed.), Medi@sia: Global Media/tion In and Out of Context (pp. 188-206) Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203019016

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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