Edited by Norbert Wildermuth & Teke Ngomba | Published by Palgrave McMillan in 2016

This book identifies the strengths and weaknesses of different methodological approaches to research in communication and social change. It examines the methodological opportunities and challenges occasioned by rapid technological affordances and society-wide transformations. The book provides grounded insights on these issues from a broad range of proficient academics and experienced practitioners.

Overall, the different contributions address four key themes: a critical evaluation of different ethnographic approaches in researching communication for/and social change; a critical appraisal of visual methodologies and theatre for development research; a methodological appraisal of different participatory approaches to researching social change; and a critical examination of underlying assumptions of knowledge production within the dominant strands of methodological approaches to researching social change.

In addressing these issues through a critical reflection of the methodological decisions and implications of their research projects, the contributors in this book offer perspectives that are highly relevant for students, researchers and practitioners within the broad field of communication for/and social change.

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The series editors are still welcoming book proposals. If you think you have a project that may be suitable, get in touch with the series editors Pradip Thomas (pradip.thomas@uq.edu.au) and Elske van de Fliert (e.vandefliert@uq.edu.au).


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