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Feminist Development Communication: Empowering Women in the Information Era

Subhash R. Joshi (Editor) Kiran Prasad (Editor) Empowering Women Worldwide Series
Synopsis A lot is already written on development communication, but this book addresses feminist perspectives on development communication. The scope of the book extends to a variety of perspective and sharing personal experiences as well as contemporary issues on theory, practice and processes of women’s  empowerment. The book is divided into three well organized sections which theorizes, contextualizes and reassesses the field feminist development communication. The chapters in this volume will provide a critical evaluation of the field of feminist development communications and investigate the contributions of feminism to development communication and the interrelationship between media. Gender and development studies. The six chapter in part One Theorizing feminist Development Communication. Address the complex intersection in development of women of forces- historical, cultural, political, social and economic with the rise new media, the Internet and various forms of networking. Part Two. Reassessing Feminist Development Communication, contains six chapters that explore the images, representations, self-identities, myths of women’s modern identity in the mass media which act as barriers to and present opportunities for women’s empowerment. The four chapters in part Three, Contextualizing Information and Communication for women’s Health, examine the role and performance of communication in women’ health empowerment. Communication forms an integral part of strategies focusing on development of women; this volume will serve as a reference book for feminist theoreticians, policy makers, social activists, academicians, researchers and students in several disciplines who are passionate about women’s development and empowerment. The volume will advance the general understanding of feminist development communication and many of the processes, practices and institutions involved in empowering women worldwide.
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About the authors

Subhash R. Joshi

Subhash R. Joshi works as a freelance Consultant for Social and Communication Reasearch. His areas of specialization include Communication Research, Media Studies, Media Software Planning and Documentation earlier (1977-2004) he was with the Development and educational Communication Unit (DECU), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India and held important positions in several satellite based communication projects including Kheda Communication Project, Jhabua Development Communication Project, Training and Development Communication Channel of DECU/ISRO. He has published many research papers in reputed journals and books. He has to his credit an edited book titled Children, Youth and Electronics Media: prospects and portents (2006). He was a Fulbright Scholar in Psychology at Western Michigan, USA during 1970-71 for his masters degree. He has traveled extensively in India and abroad. He was associated with several international organization including AMIC, AIBD, UNESCO, ORBICOM, and completed several research studies on trans-national communication, cross-cultural communication, and television landscape in India.

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Kiran Prasad

Kiran Prasad is Associate professor in communication studies, College of Applied Science at salalah, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman and professor in Communication and Journalism at Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati, India. She was Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for International Communication Research, University of Leeds, UK and Canadian Studies Research Fellow at the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She is also the youngest ever recipient of the ‘ State Best Teacher Award’ for university teacher from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. Aprolific writer and well known communication philosopher, She is author/editor of over seventeen books and conceptualized many theories in communication studies. Her recent books include Communcation for Development: Reinventing theory and Action(2009, in Vols.); Information and Communication technology: Recasting Development (2004); Women, Globalization and Mass Media: International Facets of Emancipation (2006); and HIV and AIDS: Vulnerrability of Women in Asia and Africa (2008). She has to her credit over 100 paper in journals of national and international repute and has researched extensively in India and abroad on the interrelations between communication and development studies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Feminist Development Communication: Empowering Women in the Information Era
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Publisher The Women Press
Language: English
isbn 8189110209, 9788189110208
length xvii+375p., Tables; Figure; References; Appendices; 23cm.