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Communication for Development
Theory and Practice for Empowerment and Social Justice

Third Edition


September 2015 | 568 pages | SAGE India

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This book critically examines directed social change theory and practice while presenting a conceptual framework of development communication to address inequality and injustice in contemporary contexts.

This third edition features significantly revised and updated chapters to include the latest scholarship on, and practices of, media and communication for development. It explores empowerment and social justice to individuals and communities around the world in the context of increasing globalization. Tracing the history of development communication, it looks objectively at diverse approaches and their supporters, and goes on to provide models for the future. It also offers a new chapter presenting the authors’ framework foregrounding empowerment and social justice as goals for development communication in the 21st century.

The earlier editions of this book, Communication for Development in the Third World (1991 and 2001), are established core texts for courses on development communication throughout the world.

 
Foreword by Late Dr Luis Ramiro Beltran Salmon
 
Preface
 
I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
 
Development Commmunication, Empowerment, and Social Justice in the Globalization Epoch
 
Evolution of Devcom for Development and Social Justice
 
II: DEVELOPMENT DISCOURSE, MODERNIZATION THEORY, AND DEVCOM
 
Modernization, Globalization, and the Dominant Development Discourse
 
Media and Communication in Modernization and Globalization
 
III: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Deconstructing the Dominant Development Paradigm
 
Critique of Devcom in the Dominant Paradigm
 
IV: LIBERATION PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES IN DEVELOPMENT
 
Liberation Theology and Development
 
Communication and Spirituality in Development
 
V: PARTICIPATORY AND EMPOWERMENT PARADIGMS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
 
Participatory Paradigm in Development
 
Media and Communication for Empowerment
 
Devcom for Empowerment and Social Justice
 
Appendices
 
Appendix A: Historical Overview of Development/Underdevelopment
 
Appendix B: Highlights of Media, Communication, and Development Activities since World War II
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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Srinivas Raj Melkote

Srinivas Raj Melkote has been a Professor in the fields of media and communication for more than 30 years. Professor Melkote is currently in his 31st year at the School of Media and Communication in Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. He has taught at universities in India, US, and Jamaica. He served as a Fulbright Professor at Manipal University in India and is currently a Fulbright Specialist. Professor Melkote has researched and published extensively on a range of issues ranging from the role of communication in directed social change, participatory communication, international communication, health communication, communication... More About Author

H. Leslie Steeves

H. Leslie Steeves is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, USA, where she has taught for 27 years. Professor Steeves’ current research centers on two areas and their intersection: communication and information technologies in developing countries (particularly in sub-Saharan Africa) on one hand, and gender and communication on the other. Her recent publications additionally examine entertainment and tourism representations of Africa. Her research has been published in numerous journals, including Journal of Communication; Communication, Culture &... More About Author

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