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Handbook of Communication and Development

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Handbook of Communication and Development

9781789906349 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Srinivas Raj Melkote,Emeritus Professor, School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University and Arvind Singhal, Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, The University of Texas at El Paso, US
Publication Date: August 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 634 9 Extent: c 400 pp
This incisive Handbook critically examines the role and place of media and communication in development and social change, reflecting a vision for change anchored in values of social justice. Outlining the genealogy and history of the field, it then investigates the possible new directions and objectives in the area. Key conclusions include an enhanced role for development communication in participatory development, active agency of stakeholders of development programs, and the operationalization of social justice in development.

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This incisive Handbook critically examines the role and place of media and communication in development and social change, reflecting a vision for change anchored in values of social justice. Expert contributors discuss and evaluate the roles and outcomes of media and communication for social mobilization, media mobilization, community mobilization, advocacy, participation, empowerment, capacity-building, resistance, networking, and action for progressive social change.

Chapters explore communicative actions involved in social, economic, political, and cultural integration and the transformation of individuals, communities, places and societies in the processes of development and social change. Outlining the genealogy and history of the field, the Handbook investigates the possible new directions and objectives in the area. Key conclusions include an enhanced role for development communication in participatory development, active agency of stakeholders of development programs, and the operationalization of social justice in development.

Comprehensive yet accessible, this Handbook will be a key resource for students and scholars of media and communication, political science, development studies, social work, critical education, community organization, and anthropology. It will also be of value to professionals working in associations and organizations dealing with development and social change.
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‘When two of the leading scholars in the field come together to edit a Handbook, the result, as expected, is this valuable resource. It is a comprehensive volume that brings together different theoretical, methodological and conceptual traditions for advocacy, mobilization, engagement and empowerment, through a holistic understanding of culture-specific communicative actions, tools and approaches. This Handbook is a must have reference for all students, teachers, scholars, consultants and practitioners in this discipline.’
– Sundeep Muppidi, University of Hartford, US
Contributors
Contributors include: E. Amevor, G. Bessette, L.W. Black, T. Dejmanee, L. Durá, M.J. Dutta, U. Dutta, C. Elers, T. Jacobson, P. Jayan, M.D. Kim, P. Krishnatray, C. Lapsansky, L. Letsela, M. Lotvonen, A. Luthra, M. Makutoane, K.K. Malik, P. Mefalopulos, S.R. Melkote, S. Muhammad, M. Ntombohlanga, R. Obregón, M. Papa, W. Papa, V. Pavarala, J. Reedy, C. Rosati, E.L. Ruminski, A. Sengupta, J. Servaes, L. Servaes, A. Singhal, L.H. Steeves, M. Sternin, S. Usdin, E. van de Fliert, K. Wilkins, E. Woldearegay

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