Health Communication & Change Working Group
This Working Group provides a forum for critical thinking on health communication, with an emphasis on social change, recognition and respect for local knowledge and beliefs, and challenging dominant understandings of health and health communication frameworks. It encourages dialogue between disciplines, such as communication and media studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, public health and cultural studies, and between researchers and practitioners. It aims to create a network of researchers who share knowledge, ideas, methodologies, and research outcomes as well as develop international collaborative projects in areas of need.
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Conference theme: "Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
The Communication and HIV/AIDS and the Health Communication and Change Working Groups of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) welcome the submission of papers for the Conference to be held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India between 15-19 July, 2014.
The theme of the conference, ‘South-North Conversations’, reflects the inherent asymmetries in communication flows between the developed and the developing nations....
The Health Communication and Change Working Group is a forum for critical thinking and examination of health communication theory and practice that moves thinking beyond behaviour change and toward social change. We encourage conceptual papers that focus on epistemology, theory and methodology in health communication.
It is in this light that we now invite papers for this new working group on health communication and change.
Health Communication as a scientific discipline has grown significantly in the past years, establishing itself institutionally with academic courses and programmes worldwide. Traditionally. its focus was on individual behaviour change, with behaviour change communication as a central approach. The theoretical emphasis has primarily been on psychological and social-...