Development communication and social change in historical context

Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2014). Development communication and social change in historical context. In Karin Gwinn Wilkins, Thomas Tufte and Rafael Obregon (Ed.), The handbook of development communication and social change (pp. 7-19) Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118505328.ch1


Author Thomas, Pradip Ninan
Title of chapter Development communication and social change in historical context
Title of book The handbook of development communication and social change
Place of Publication Chichester, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118505328.ch1
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
Series Global handbooks in media and communication research
ISBN 9781118505311
9781118505328
9781118505380
Editor Karin Gwinn Wilkins
Thomas Tufte
Rafael Obregon
Chapter number 1
Start page 7
End page 19
Total pages 13
Total chapters 28
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
 Broadly speaking, development communication/communications and social change (CSC) is about understanding the role played by information, communication, and the media in directed and nondirected social change. This chapter explores critical issues related to the theorizing of CSC and deals with contemporary deficits in the theorizing of CSC. It explores three possible avenues for the reinvigoration of CSC theory: (i) the possibilities for understanding conceptual categories such as participation in and through digital interventions such as the Free and Open Source movement and digital labor; (ii) attempts to understand CSC theory through the lens provided by communication rights movements (the example of the Right to Information movement in India is given in order to explore validation of local processes of participation and Voice through the mechanism of Public Hearings); and (iii) the need for CSC theory to converse with Actor Network Theory linked to a critical political economy of communications.
Keyword Communication and Social Change
Communication rights
Development communication
Participation
Voice
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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