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Critical Issues in Communication
Looking Inward for Answers (Essays in Honour of K E Eapen)

Edited by:
  • Srinivas R Melkote - School of Media and Telecommunication, Bowling Green State University, USA
  • Sandhya Rao - Southwest Texas State University, USA

February 2001 | 492 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book looks at the political economy of communication and information, media in development and social change, media theory and practice, international communication technology and communication values and ethics.

H Y Sharada Prasad
Foreword
Srinivas R Melkote and Sandhya Rao
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PROF EAPEN: HIS WORK AND EXPERIENCES
K E Eapen
Reflections on Journalism/Communication Education and Research in India and Abroad
Harold Fisher
Media and Development
The Insights of a Pioneer and Reformer  
 
PART TWO: THE CHALLENGE OF LOOKING INWARD: THE CASE OF INDIA
B P Sanjay
Communications in India
Compulsions and Contradictions  
Pradip N Thomas
Political Economy of Communications in India
Sandhya Rao
From Pre-Television to a Post-Cable Community
Two Decades of Media Growth and Use in Bangalore, India  
Keval J Kumar
National Unity in India
Communications Policy and Media Practice  
M V Krishnaswamy
Documentary Film in India
A Critical Appraisal  
Anantha Sudhaker Babbili
Culture, Ethics and Burdens of History
Understanding the Communication Ethos of India  
 
PART THREE: AN INTROSPECTIVE LOOK INTO MEDIA'S ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT, EMPOWERMENT AND BUILDING COMMUNITY
Hamid Mowlana
Communication and Development
Theoretical and Methodological Problems and Prospects  
Srinivas R Melkote and Krishna P Kandath
Barking up the Wrong Tree? An Inward Look at the Discipline and Practice of Development Communication
Sundeep R Muppidi
Using People's Organization for Development
Role of Women's Sanghams in Zaheerabad, India  
P L Vishweshwar Rao
Right to Information
A Fundamental Right in a Democracy  
Robert A White
Communication Creates Community
The Role of Community-Oriented Media  
Jean-Paul Restoule, Marlene Cuthbert and Bernie Harder
Looking Inward for Film Visions
Aboriginal Empowerment through Film  
 
PART FOUR: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH, THEORY, PROCESS AND PRACTICE
James D Halloran
Values and Communication Research
Denis McQuail
Emerging Challenges to Media Theory
Ramona R Rush
Natural Communication
An Unnatural Act for Mankind?  
Brenda Dervin and Robert Huesca
Practising Journalism Communicatively
Moving from Journalism Practiced as Ideology to Journalism Practiced as Theorized Procedure  
 
PART FIVE: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Doug Newsom
Assumptions
Problems in International Communication  
Colin Sparks
Development, Imperialism and Globalization
The Implication of the Paradigm Shifts in International Communication  
Cees J Hamelink
The Planning of Communication Technology
Alternatives for the Periphery  
Luke Uka Uche
Rethinking African Communication Research in the World of New Information Technologies and Pro-Democracy Movement
Robin Mansell
Regenerating Information and Communication Inequalities?
Herbert I Schiller
Media Ownership and Control in an Age of Convergence
Kaarle Nordenstreng, Aggrey Brown and Michael Traber
Inventory of Textbooks in Communication Studies around the World

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