1st Edition

The Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory

Edited By Yoshitaka Miike, Jing Yin Copyright 2022
    544 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    544 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Moving beyond the U.S.-Eurocentric paradigm of communication theory, this handbook broadens the intellectual horizons of the discipline by highlighting underrepresented, especially non-Western, theorists and theories, and identifies key issues and challenges for future scholarship.

    Showcasing diverse perspectives, the handbook facilitates active engagement in different cultural traditions and theoretical orientations that are global in scope but local in effect. It begins by exploring past efforts to diversify the field, continuing on to examine theoretical concepts, models, and principles rooted in local cumulative wisdom. It does not limit itself to the mass-interpersonal communication divide, but rather seeks to frame theory as global and inclusive in scope.

    The book is intended for communication researchers and advanced students, with relevance to scholars with an interest in theory within information science, library science, social and cross-cultural psychology, multicultural education, social justice and social ethics, international relations, development studies, and political science.

    Series Editor’s Foreword

    Robert T. Craig


    Editors and Contributors

    Introduction: Global Interventions in Search of Communication Theory in Human Diversity

    Yoshitaka Miike and Jing Yin

    Part I: Historical Interventions

    1. A Conversation on the History of Paradigmatic Dialogue in Communication Theory: Brenda Dervin and the 1985 ICA Conference

    2. CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

    3. Paradigmatic Debates, Theoretical Diversity, and the IAMCR: A Historical Perspective

    4. Hamid Mowlana

    5. Unity in Diversity: Multiculturalism, Guilt/Victimage, and a New Scholarly Orientation

    6. James W. Chesebro

    7. Toward Asian Communication Theory: An Intellectual Journey

    8. Wimal Dissanayake

      Part II: African Interventions

    9. Afrocentricity and the Cultural Question: On Theorizing Humanity and Communication

    10. Molefi Kete Asante

    11. Maatian Ethics, Sdm, and Communicative Practice: The Conception and Cultivation of the Sedjemic Person

    12. Maulana Karenga

    13. Humane Communication in African Languages: African Philosophical Perspectives
    14. Simphiwe Sesanti

    15. Frank Okwu Ugboajah, Oramedia, and the Ethical Paradigm of Development (Civilization)
    16. Abiodun Salawu

      Part III: Asian Interventions

    17. The Question of Asianness in Asian Communication Studies: Notes on Asiacentricity and Its Critics
    18. Yoshitaka Miike

    19. Rethinking Eurocentric Visions in Feminist Communication Research: Asiacentric Womanism as a Theoretical Framework
    20. Jing Yin

    21. Al-Fārābī and Ibn Khaldūn as Communication Theorists: The New Science of Society before the European Enlightenment
    22. Ahmad Murad Merican

    23. Toward a Gandhian Theory of Communication: The Ahimsa (Nonviolent) Way to Truth and Liberation
    24. Keval J. Kumar

    25. Confucianism and Communication in East Asia: A Revisit
    26. June Ock Yum

    27. Chinese Principles of Human Communication: A Philosophical Outline
    28. Chung-Ying Cheng

      Part IV: Latin American Interventions

    29. Paulo Freire, Communication and Conscientization for Liberation
    30. Tania Ramalho

    31. Between Social Semiosis and Mediatizations: Towards a Dictionary of Eliseo Verón’s Theoretical Contributions
    32. Carlos A. Scolari

    33. Luis Ramiro Beltrán and Theorizing Horizontal and Decolonial Communication
    34. Alejandro Barranquero and Juan Ramos Martín

    35. Latin American Interventions to the Practice and Theory of Communication and Social Development: On the Legacy of Juan Díaz Bordenave
    36. Raúl Fuentes-Navarro

    37. Buen Vivir as a Critique of Communication for Development
    38. Eva González Tanco and Carlos Arcila Calderón

      Part V: European Interventions

    39. Media Theories in the US and Europe: Fragmented Notions and Macroscopic Visions
    40. Dennis K. Davis

    41. Changing Narratives of Cultural Studies in Britain and the USA: Dialogue and Difference
    42. Roger Bromley

    43. French and German Theories of Communication: Comparative Perspectives with Regard to the Social and the Epistemological Body of Science
    44. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz and Sarah Cordonnier

    45. Özséb Horányi and the Participatory Theory of Communication
    46. Márton Demeter

    47. Russian Traditions of Communication Theory
    48. Igor E. Klyukanov

      Part VI: Diverse Interventions

    49. Communicating in "Global" English: Promoting Linguistic Human Rights or Complicit with Linguicism and Linguistic Imperialism
    50. Robert Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

    51. Culture-Centered Approach to Communicating Health and Development: Communication, Social Justice, and Social Change
    52. Mohan J. Dutta

    53. Perspectives and Approaches to Intercultural Communication Competence: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis
    54. Xiaodong Dai and Judith N. Martin

    55. Environmental Communication Theory and Practice for Global Transformation: An Ecocultural Approach
    56. Tema Milstein and Gabi Mocatta

    57. The Way of Coyolxauhqui: An Indigenous Mexica-Inspired Imperative for Deconstruction as a Spiritual Practice

    Sarah Amira de la Garza 


    Yoshitaka Miike is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. He is also Senior Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies. He is best known as the founding theorist of Asiacentricity. His recent research focuses on the history of Asian communication theory, non-Western traditions of communication ethics, and aspects of Japanese culture and communication.

    Jing Yin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. She is also Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies. She co-edited The Global Intercultural Communication Reader. Her research interests include non-Western perspectives on cultural identity, Asiacentric womanism as a theoretical framework, and globalization and media representation.

    "The Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory by Miike and Yin is an intellectual tour de force that boldly grapples with "mainstream" Eurocentric paradigms while introducing a refreshing range of both well known and nascent concepts that open up space for global communicative inquiry. I would encourage all those interested in decentering the existing hegemonic teaching of communication theory to add this to their personal libraries."

    Ronald L. Jackson II, Author of Encyclopedia of Identity, Past President, National Communication Association

    "An admirably comprehensive and critical intervention on historicizing as well as defining the emerging contours of communication theories. The editors, Yoshitaka Miike and Jing Yin, have gathered a diverse group of scholars from across the world to produce an outstanding handbook which will be extremely useful equally for seasoned academics as well as research students."

    Professor Daya Thussu, Hong Kong Baptist University, author of International Communication: Continuity and Change.