This book offers a fresh set of innovative and creative contributions related to the role of communication in processes of change. Given the current fast pace of social-economic, political and technological change across the globe, and the central role of communication in this, there is a growing need to reconceptualize how we approach communication and change that provides entry points to help us expand and enrich our scholarly and practical work. This collection presents 14 concepts from a multi-disciplinary collection of internationally leading and emerging scholars, from 13 countries on 5 continents. They come together around three meta-topics: citizenship and justice, critiques of development, and renewing thought (from and for the margins). The short chapter format ensures that authors get straight to the nub of their ideas, providing readers - students, scholars and practitioners alike - with accessible, engaging and innovative ways to think critically about communication and social change, in new ways.
Jo Tacchi is Professor in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University in London, UK. She is the author of Evaluating Communication for Development: A Framework for Social Change (2013).
Thomas Tufte is Professor and Director of Institute for Media and Creative Industries at University of Loughborough London, UK, and Senior Research Professor at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His most recent book is Communication and Social Change - A Citizen Perspective (2017).
1. Communicating for Change.- 2. Outrage(ous) Citizenship.- 3. Institutional listening - an essential principle for democracy in digital times.- 4. Communicative Development.- 5. Advocating with Accountability for Social Justice.- 6. Intangible Outcomes (of Communication for Social Change).- 7. The power of weak communication.- 8. Context-responsiveness.- 9. Meaningful Mobilities.- 10. Dramaturgy of Social Change.- 11. Communicating cosmopolitanism, conviviality and creolisation.- 12. Artistic Conviviality.- 13. Dissonance.- 14. Pain in communication for social change.- 15. Disappearance.