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Download Ch. 1 Development Communication, Empowerment, and Social Justice (853 KB)

Download Ch. 2 Evolution of Devcom for Development and Social Justice (658 KB)

Download Ch. 3 Modernization, Globalization, and the Dominant Development Discourse (379 KB)

Download Ch. 4 Media and Communication in Modernization and Globalization (1.1 MB)

Download Ch. 5 Deconstructing the Dominant Development Paradigm (889 KB)

Download Ch. 6 Critique of Devcom in the Dominant Paradigm (542 KB)

Download Ch. 7 Liberation Theology and Development (206 KB)

Download Ch. 8 Communication and Spirituality in Development (252 KB)

Download Ch. 9 Participatory Paradigm in Development (693 KB)

Download Ch. 10 Media and Communication for Empowerment (245 KB)

Download Ch. 11 Devcom for Empowerment and Social Justice (393 KB)

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This third edition features significantly revised and updated chapters to include the latest scholarship on, and practices of, media and communication for development. It explores empowerment and social justice to individuals and communities around the world in the context of increasing globalization. Tracing the history of development communication, it looks objectively at diverse approaches and their supporters, and goes on to provide models for the future. It also offers a new chapter presenting the authors' framework foregrounding empowerment and social justice as goals for development communication in the 21st century.

The earlier editions of this book, Communication for Development in the Third World (1991 and 2001), are established core texts for courses on development communication throughout the world.

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Communication for Development: Theory and Practice for Empowerment and Social Justice, Third Edition