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Communication for Development
Theory and Practice for Empowerment and Social Justice

Third Edition


September 2015 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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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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ISBN: 9789351502579
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