Grounded on the premise that activism is a communication process and practice, this series publishes books that help instructors, researchers, and students to engage in communication activism by collaboratively designing, implementing, and evaluating communication interventions intended to advance the social justice goals of oppressed communities and activist groups and organizations. The series has two important goals: (a) weaving social justice communication activism throughout the communication curriculum, by publishing textbooks and supplementary books for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses; and (b) offering monographs to aid researchers who conduct or want to conduct social justice communication activism scholarship.
Three types of authored or edited books are published in the Routledge Social Justice Communication Activism Series:
1. Textbooks: These books are primary textbooks used in any undergraduate communication course, such as public speaking, group communication, organizational communication, health communication, and intercultural communication. These textbooks offer a general overview of the communication subarea being taught through a communication activism lens that offers concrete communicative practices (and examples) for collaboratively intervening with oppressed communities and activist groups and organizations to make inequitable systems and structures more socially just.
2. Supplementary Course Books: These books use a social justice communication activism perspective to explicate a particularly important topic or subject that is covered in an undergraduate or graduate communication course, serving as required or recommended supplemental books for those courses or as primary texts for more advanced or optional courses. These books explain how a social justice activism perspective applies to the topic and offer concrete practices and suggestions for collaboratively conducting communication interventions with oppressed communities or activist groups and organizations, to make inequitable systems and structures more socially just.
3. Research Monographs: These books offer specific, extended examples of original social justice communication activism research. The books describe, among other things, the purposes of the research, the site(s) in which the research was conducted, the collaborative communication intervention(s) employed, the methods used to study the intervention and results obtained, and lessons learned from the study about conducting social justice communication activism research.
To discuss a proposal for the series, please contact the series editors, Lawrence R. Frey and Patricia S. Parker: [email protected] and [email protected]
Communication Activism Research for Social Justice Engaged Research, Collective Action, and Political Change
Promoting Urban Social Justice through Engaged Communication Scholarship Reimagining Place
By Tim Huffman
November 10, 2023
This textbook introduces students, researchers, and activists to the practice of qualitative inquiry to contribute to fairness, freedom, and flourishing in community life. The book takes a cyclical approach to research and action by using the metaphor of the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, ...
By Kevin M. Carragee
October 02, 2023
Communication scholars have taken seriously the call for engaged scholarship, and this book examines the principles, practices, and outcomes of communication activism research for social justice. Communication activism research differs from other engaged communication scholarship through ...
By George Villanueva
May 31, 2023
Based on the author’s scholar-activist interventions to promote social justice in cities, this book highlights the role engaged communication scholarship can play in fostering a more equitable future. Through three innovative case studies situated in South Los Angeles, the book illustrates engaged ...
By Lisa M. Tillmann, Kathryn Norsworthy, Steven Schoen
April 21, 2022
This collection immerses scholars of communication and related disciplines in narratives of and conversations about social-justice-focused activism. Through autoethnographic essays, Mindful Activism chronicles the authors’ experiences as activist academics challenging and seeking to remedy ...
By Erica Scharrer, Srividya Ramasubramanian
May 14, 2021
This textbook is an advanced introduction to quantitative methods for students in communication and allied social science disciplines that focuses on why and how to conduct research that contributes to social justice. Today’s researchers are inspired by the potential for scholarship to make a ...