Centre for Communication and Glocal Change

New book:
Media, Communication and Development

by Ørecomm on 2012 July 26 00:18

Media, Communication and Development: Three Approaches critically investigates the three approaches that have characterised most debates in the field of Media, Communications and Development since its emergence in the 1950s, namely, media development, media for development and stakeholder and community engagement.

The book thus addresses the extant gap in scholarship in the field and includes a chapter on impact evaluation, which current scholarship has either ignored or footnoted. In addition, the book uses case studies from both the global south and the global north to attend to complex and multidisciplinary concerns with participation, power and empowerment.

The author brings in postcolonial perspectives to demonstrate that the use of MCD approaches emerged in response to the growing problems of underdevelopment, and not necessarily to western development theories.”

Thus speaks the publisher’s blurb. For more information on this new book by Linje Manyozo, and to buy it, go here.