Communication for Social Change: Context, Social Movements and the Digital is a critical introduction to communication for social change (CSC) theory. The book presents refreshingly new perspectives and specifically makes the case for CSC theory to factor in context, leanings from social movements and a critique of the digital technology. This book offers perspectives on the historical continuities within this field of study along with the departures that have been hastened and shaped by confluences between ideas and practice as well as by digital technology and social movements. It introduces readers to a raft of new theorists of CSC and puts forth new thinking, new ideas, and a new basis for theorisation of communication for social change.
Contemporary Digital Alternatives: Community Informatics, the Case of Telecomunicaciones Indigenas Communitarias and the Information Commons
CI refers to the appropriation and use of a diverse range of information technologies and digital solutions by community networks, cooperatives and community organisations specifically to contribute towards expanding capacities, enabling agency, strengthening knowledge development and management, and fostering digital applications in development. At the core of CI is a commitment to social inclusion and the exploration of a number of solutions in areas as diverse as education, governance and health to create digital interventions and to complement such interventions with other ongoing offline interventions in development. An example of this would be farmers receiving ...