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The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change (Global Media and Communication Handbook Series


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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Series Editor's Preface xiii

Acknowledgmentsxiv Introduction 1
Karin Gwinn Wilkins, Thomas Tufte, and Rafael Obregon Part I Communicating Development and Social Change 5

1 Development Communication and Social Change in Historical Context 7
Pradip Ninan Thomas

2 Globalization and Development 20
Toby Miller

3 Political Economy of Development 40
James Pamment

4 Advocacy Communication 57
Karin Gwinn Wilkins

5 Equality and Human Rights 72
Cees J. Hamelink

6 Public Health 92
Colin Tinei Chasi

7 Indigenous Communication: From Multiculturalism to Interculturality 108
Alfonso Gumucio-Dagron

8 Communication, Development, and the Natural Environment 125
Elske van de Fliert

9 Emerging Issues in Communicating Development and Social Change 138
Karin Gwinn Wilkins Part II Developing Strategic Communication for Social Change 145

10 The Strategic Politics of Participatory Communication 147
Silvio Waisbord

11 Rethinking Entertainment-Education for Development and Social Change 168
Rafael Obregon and Thomas Tufte

12 Storytelling for Social Change 189
Kate Winskell and Daniel Enger

13 Theater for Development 207
David Kerr

14 Media Development 226
James Deane

15 Economics and Communication for Development and Social Change 242
Emile G. McAnany

16 Peace Communication for Social Change: Dealing with Violent Conflict 259
Ana Fernandez Viso

17 Social and Behavior Change Communication 278
Neill McKee, Antje Becker-Benton, and Emily Bockh

18 A Participatory Framework for Researching and Evaluating Communication for Development and Social Change 298
Jo Tacchi and June Lennie

19 Emerging Issues in Strategic Communication for Development and Social Change 321
Rafael Obregon Part III

Activist Approaches for Development and Social Change 329

20 Social Movement Media in the Process of Constructive Social Change 331
John D.H. Downing

21 Transnational Civil Society and Social Movements 351
Anastasia Kavada

22 Communication for Transparency and Social Accountability 370
Norbert Wildermuth

23 Citizens' Journalism: Shifting Public Spheres from Elites to Citizens 393
Clemencia Rodriguez and Ana Maria Miralles

24 Citizens' Media: Citizens' Watchdog Groups and Observatories 411
Rosa Maria Alfaro Moreno

25 Community Radio 426
Tanja Bosch

26 Youth-Generated Media 439
Joe F. Khalil

27 Video for Change 453
Tina Askanius

28 Emerging Issues in Activism and Social Change Communication 471
Thomas Tufte

Index 478

About the Author

Karin Gwinn Wilkins is Professor in the Department ofRadio, TV, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin, USA,where she is also Associate Director of the Center for MiddleEastern Studies, and chair of the Global Studies BridgingDisciplines Program. Prof Wilkins has won numerous awards for herteaching and research, which focuses on development communication,global communication, and political engagement. She is the authorof Home/Land/Security: What We Learn about Arab Communities fromAction-Adventure Film (2008), Re-Developing Communicationfor Social Change (2000), and is a prolific contributor tojournals including the Journal of Communication and Media,Culture & Society. Thomas Tufte is Professor of Communication at RoskildeUniversity, Denmark. An experienced director of internationalresearch projects, he is the author or editor of a dozen booksincluding Living with the Rubbish Queen: Telenovelas, Cultureand Modernity in Brazil (2000), as well as more than fiftyresearch papers published in books and journals. Prof Tufte is aformer UNESCO Chair of Communication at Universidad Autonoma deBarcelona and was a long-standing council member of theInternational Association for Media and Communication Research. Heis widely consulted by high-profile international developmentagencies including UNESCO and the World Bank. Rafael Obregon is Chief of Communication for Developmentat the United Nations Children s Fund, New York, and a formerAssociate Professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies atOhio University, USA. With more than two decades of academicexperience in development and health communication, he haspublished numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on relatedtopics, and co-edited The Handbook of Global HealthCommunication (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) alongside SilvioWaisbord.


"As a whole, this collection provides an international perspective on development communication and social change, making it a strong addition to courses on activist rhetoric, development communication, and international communication." (Technical Communication, 1 February 2015)

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