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Communication Rights and Social Justice: Historical Accounts of Transnational Mobilizations

Communication Rights and Social Justice

Edited by Claudia Padovani and Andrew Calabrese, Communication Rights and Social Justice offers historical perspectives on struggles to use the instruments of state and political participation - power, inter-governmental treaties and declarations, and various forms of political advocacy and protest politics - to articulate the concept of communication as a fundamental right. The contributions make up an intergenerational and multi-vocal dialogue. Different generations of scholars, activists and practitioners, who have been engaged with mobilizations at different times, present their views; some adopt a more academic style, others reflect autobiographically on personal experiences. The collection acknowledges the plural geo-cultural roots that compose what have eventually become a network of transnational mobilization dynamics that are increasingly global, digitally mediated, multi-stakeholder and faced by new and forthcoming challenges. It makes an original and welcome contribution to understanding a vital history that will only grow in worldwide importance.

This is the first book in the new Palgrave/IAMCR book series. The book and series were formally launched in 2014 at the Hyderabad conference.

Table of contents

Foreword; Marjan de Bruin
Introduction: Communication Rights and Social Justice: Historical Accounts of Transnational Mobilizations; Claudia Padovani and Andrew Calabrese
PART I: COMMUNICATION STRUGGLES IN A GLOBALIZING CONTEXT
1. Communication Rights and the History of Ideas; Cees Hamelink
2. Communication Rights and Media Justice between Political and Discursive Opportunities: A Historical Perspective; Stefania Milan and Claudia Padovani
3. Living the New International Information Order; Roberto Savio
4. Continuities and Change in the Nexus of Communication and Development; Ingela Svedin
5. Are States still Important? Reflections on the Nexus between National and Global Media and Communication Policy; Marc Raboy and Ayesha Mawani
PART II: MOBILIZING COMMUNICATIONS: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
6. The Democratization of Communication: Latin American Perspectives and Initiatives; Sally Burch
7. Beyond the Dominant Paradigm of Communication Rights? Observations from South Asia; Pradip Thomas
8. Establishing a 'Rights Regime' in Iran: Thinking Communications, Politics and Gender Together; Annabelle Sreberny
9. Communication Rights as a Networking Reality: Community Radio in Europe; Salvatore Scifo
10. Media Reform and Communication Rights in the United States; Andrew Calabrese
PART III: ONGOING RESISTANCE, NEW FRAMES AND CHANGING NARRATIVES
11. Media Justice and Communication Rights; Seeta Peña Gangadharan
12. Bringing Communication Back In: Social Movements and Media; Lorenzo Mosca
13. Reframing Communication Rights: Why Gender Matters; Margaret Gallagher
14. Practising Communication Rights: Cases from South Korea and Honduras; Dorothy Kidd
15. Communication Rights and Neoliberal Development: Techno-Politics in India; Paula Chakravartty
16. Remixing the Spring! Connective Leadership and Read-Write Practices in the 2011 Arab Uprisings; Donatella della Ratta and Augusto Valeriani
Afterword; Andrew Calabrese and Claudia Padovani

ISBN: 9781137378293
Publication Date: June 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Series: Global Transformations in Media and Communications Research: A Palgrave/IAMCR series
Publisher's URL: http://www.palgrave.com/it/book/9781137378293