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The Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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

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

    Part VI: Diverse Interventions

  49. Communicating in "Global" English: Promoting Linguistic Human Rights or Being 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

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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 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.