New Arrivals: HM 1206 - HM 1220.9999
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 new items.
© 2014,Education remains the best hope for addressing the significant social injustices that dominate society. Few educators, however, focus on social justice directly, and even when they do, typically, they make students aware of injustice but they do not teach students how to do something about it. This book introduces a unique form of education-communication activism pedagogy (CAP)-that involves communication educators teaching students how to use their communication knowledge and skills to intervene with community partners to promote social justice. After explains CAP's foundations (its principles and practices, and how they differ from corporate education, extend critical pedagogy, rely on ethical imperatives, and demand a corresponding social justice activism service-learning approach), the text showcases examples of how communication educators have taught students to intervene to confront social justice issues that include gender inequality and violence, ethnic and racial prejudice and discrimination, corporate environmental colonization, and health disparities and energy issues affecting those who live in poverty. The chapters reveal both the benefits of and challenges involved in this new and important form of pedagogy that moves students from being disconnected citizens to engaged change agents promoting social justice.
© 2013,Offers a deeper understanding of the need for effective cross-cultural communication and cultural awareness by those engaged in working in the international environment. This area is of increasing importance in the diverse and multicultural world where such effectiveness plays a major part in achieving competitive advantage. The emergence of India and China as future economic giants and the increasing influence of globalization have led to greater emphasis on the cultural dimensions of international business, diplomacy and international relations. This volume identifies the barriers to effective cross-cultural communication and suggests practical strategies to overcome them. Key aspects of this include the identification of the skills and competencies required for success, the personnel selection methods and the options for pre-departure cultural training. The authors provide practical examples from their own experience in over 60 countries and from discussion with professionalcolleagues and international students.
© 2010,Meaning in the Media addresses the issue of how we should respond to competing claims about meaning put forward in confrontations between people or organisations in highly charged circumstances such as bitter public controversies and expensive legal disputes. Alan Durant draws attention to the pervasiveness and significance of such meaning-related disputes in the media, investigating how their 'meaning' dimension is best described and explained. Through his analysis of deception, distortion, bias, false advertising, offensiveness and other kinds of communicative behaviour that trigger interpretive disputes, Durant shows that we can understand both meaning and media better if we focus in new ways on moments in discourse when the apparently continuous flow of understanding and agreement breaks down. This lively and contemporary volume will be invaluable to students and teachers of linguistics, media studies, journalism and law.