Social Justice And Communication Scholarship

Author: Omar Swartz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136683844
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Social Justice And Communication Scholarship from the Author: Omar Swartz. This volume explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice. For scholars and students in communication, rhetoric, cultural studies, education, and other areas of the humanities.

Media And Social Justice

Author: S. Jansen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230119794
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Media And Social Justice from the Author: S. Jansen. This book is an anthology of work by critical media scholars, media makers, and activists who are committed to advancing social justice.

Routledge Handbook Of Applied Communication Research

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135231796
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Routledge Handbook Of Applied Communication Research from the Author: Lawrence R. Frey. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied communication research, including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research, shows how such research has and can make a difference in the world and in people’s lives. The sections and chapters in this Handbook: explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practices demonstrate the breadth and depth of applied communication scholarship review and synthesize literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent, innovative, and pedagogically sound ways set agendas for future applied communication scholarship. Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs. As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication research that can positively affect people’s lives.

The Sage Encyclopedia Of Communication Research Methods

Author: Mike Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483381420
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The Sage Encyclopedia Of Communication Research Methods from the Author: Mike Allen. Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

Teaching Communication Activism

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781612891354
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Teaching Communication Activism from the Author: Lawrence R. Frey. Advances a unique and important form of pedagogy--communication activism pedagogy--that teaches students how to use their communication knowledge and capabilities to promote social justice.

Communication Activism

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
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ISBN: 9781612890623
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Communication Activism from the Author: Lawrence R. Frey. Extending the scholarship in the first two volumes this text offers further rich examples of communication scholars using their theories, methods, pedogogies and other practices with those who are marginalized and oppressed to promote social justice. Going beyond traditional research that describes, interprets, sometimes critiques and occasionally offers recommendations, these scholars studied communication interventions that they conducted to do something about a variety of important social issues. This exemplalry set of studies demonstrates how communication activism for social justice scholarship transforms researchers from being spectators who stand outside the stream of human activity to scholar-activists who actively work with diverse groups to confront the significant social justice issues characterizing contemporary life

Transformative Communication Studies

Author: Omar Swartz
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1906221901
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Transformative Communication Studies from the Author: Omar Swartz. This interdisciplinary collection of essays charts intersections between communication/cultural studies and a variety of emergent emancipatory and liberatory discourses. Every essay attempts, in one way or another, to speak to the following questions: What would a theory of liberation look like that is premised on a communication view of the world? How would such a view expand and even redefine our understanding of liberation? Finally, how would such a view enlarge our understanding of what is collectively, communally, and organizationally possible? In other words, the chapters articulate what can be loosely considered a humanist theory of communication and praxis. The goal is to move beyond discourses of liberation that are grounded in essentionalist assumptions and to move the conversation toward an engaged criticism on cultural and social levels that facilitates and encourages progressive action.This edited collection, thus, has as its goal a theory of human liberation grounded in communication as a resource for social and spiritual transformation. The chapters comprise a mix of conceptual and applied studies that interrogate the communicative practices that naturalize our hierarchical world, reifying and stultifying our moral and political imaginations. As an antidote to this problem, the contributors consider the importance of uncertainly and contingency in the development of human potential.Rather than fearing uncertainty and contingency and allowing that fear to control us, contributors argue that we should find within these conditions the source of our humanity and the strength to question and resist unjust social reifications. When we do this, we will rediscover the power of communication and regain an agency and control over our lives. We then can start the difficult but humanizing process of constructing the world anew. Case study exemplars of this construction, thus, are showcased.

Encyclopedia Of Communication Theory

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959373
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Encyclopedia Of Communication Theory from the Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn. With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. Key Themes Applications and Contexts Critical Orientations Cultural Orientations Cybernetic and Systems Orientations Feminist Orientations Group and Organizational Concepts Information, Media, and Communication Technology International and Global Concepts Interpersonal Concepts Non-Western Orientations Paradigms, Traditions, and Schools Philosophical Orientations Psycho-Cognitive Orientations Rhetorical Orientations Semiotic, Linguistic, and Discursive Orientations Social/Interactional Orientations Theory, Metatheory, Methodology, and Inquiry

In Defense Of Partisan Criticism

Author: Omar Swartz
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820469409
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In Defense Of Partisan Criticism from the Author: Omar Swartz. "In Defense of Partisan Criticism" is a far-reaching exploration of the legal, philosophical, and rhetorical basis for understanding social justice in the United States. Through a thoughtful investigation of key political, social, and legal events in the history of the United States, Omar Swartz develops a compelling argument for engaged political scholarship by American academics, and offers readers a critical understanding of the place of race and class in American cultural history. Central to this understanding is an awareness of the -communication imagination- - the power of citizens to name the constraints placed upon them by U.S. political and legal institutions and to counter those constraints with narratives constructing a more socially just society based upon a wider sense of human identification and partisan engagement than is currently practiced in the normative U.S. public sphere."