Author(s): 
Thomas Tufte
Publisher: 
Polity
Publication date: 
Jun 1 2017
PURCHASE DETAILS and COST
Cost: 
US$24.95 (£17.99 / €23.90) for e-book or paperback; US$69.95 for hardback.
Further Information: 

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PUBLISHER DETAILS and CONTACT INFORMATION
Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)

From the publisher:

"How do the communication practices of governments, NGOs [non-governmental organisations] and social movements enhance opportunities for citizen-led change?

In this incisive book, Thomas Tufte makes a call for a fundamental rethinking of what it takes to enable citizens’ voices, participation, and power in processes of social change. Drawing on examples ranging from the Indignados movement in Spain to media activists in Brazil, from rural community workers in Malawi to UNICEF's global outreach programs, he presents cutting-edge debates about the role of media and communication in enhancing social change. He offers both new and contested ideas of approaching social change from below, and highlights the need for institutions - governments and civil society organizations alike - to be in sync with their constituencies.

Communication and Social Change provides essential insights to students and scholars of media and communications, as well as anyone concerned with the practices and processes that lead to citizenship, democracy and social justice."

Table of Contents:

Foreword (Silvio Waisbord)
Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Towards a New Social Thought in Communication and Social Change
2. Changing Contexts and Conceptual Stepping Stones
3. Participation: A Project of Transformation
4. Movements and Media, Communication and Change
5. Cultures of Governance: Enhancing Empowerment and Resilience
6. Communication Movements
7. Invited Spaces: Institutions Communicating for Social Change
8. Towards a New Paradigm and Praxis in Communication and Social Change
References
Index