Women in Grassroots Communication

Author: Pilar Riano
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452254958
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The dramatic contribution of grassroots organizations to effecting social change is brought into vivid detail in this unique perspective on women from around the globe. Each contributor has been instrumental in grassroots processes of media production or has worked within the community communication field and discusses concrete action within a theoretical framework. These diverse accounts of women, participation and communication take place in a variety of geographical, social and cultural settings and provide rich material for comparative analysis.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Format: PDF, ePub
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Women s information services and networks

Author: Sarah Cummings
Publisher: Oxfam Pubns
ISBN: 9780855984250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hundreds of women's information centers and archives, their activities as diverse as their geographies, are working to strengthen the position of women. They aim to empower women, give them a voice and keep women's history alive. By providing information specific to women, they contribute to effective policy decisions and advocacy.This book is intended to be especially relevant to resource-poor areas and those working to include those areas in networks. It considers the impact of information technology, including the potential of electronic networking, and contains information on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former USSR. A directory of information services, an annotated bibliography and a resource list supplement this. Published in association with KIT Publishers.

Bibliographic Volume

Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: De Gruyter Saur
ISBN: 9783110230345
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Yearbook of International Organizations is the most comprehensive reference resource and provides current details of international non-governmental (NGO) and intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Collected and documented by the Union of International Associations (UIA), detailed information on international organizations worldwide can be found here. Besides historical and organizational information, details on activities, events or publications, contact details, biographies of the leading individuals as well as the presentation of networks of organizations are included.

Power process and participation

Author: Rachel Slocum
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on participatory capacity-building in ways that address the practical needs and strategic interests of the disadvantaged and disempowered - it examines how differences in class, ethnicity, race, caste, religion, age and gender lead to the politics of exclusion. It offers innovative, accessible tools to enable facilitators from both inside and outside communities to empower those who are frequently omitted from decision-making processes. The style and approach are interactive, stimulating reflection and involvement by all parties.

Communication for Development and Social Change

Author: Jan Servaes
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 8132118502
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is first and foremost about people and the processes needed to facilitate sharing of knowledge in order to effect positive developmental change. It is contextual and based on dialogue necessary to promote stakeholder’s participation, which is essential for the understanding of their perceptions, perspectives, values, attitudes and practices, so that these can be incorporated into the design and implementation of development initiatives. This volume follows the two-way horizontal model and increasingly makes use of many-to-many forms of communications to facilitate the understanding of people’s perceptions, priorities and knowledge with its use of a number of tools, techniques, media and methods. It aims to give voice to those most affected by the development issue(s) at stake, allowing them to participate directly in defining and implementing solutions and identifying development directions. Based on the assumption that authentic participation directly addresses power and its distribution in society, which often decreases the advantage of certain elite groups, the authors argue that structural and sustainable change necessitates the redistribution of power. This collection offers perceptive insights and vivid examples to prove that the field of communication for development and social change is indeed vibrant.