Video: Communicating Development with Communities

Linje Manyozo's new book, Communicating Development With Communities has just been published by Routledge. In this short video, Linje introduces the book and why we need to think carefully about the central tenets of development practice - listening, humility, tolerance and understanding. For Linje, to communicate development with communities is not about following templates and strategies that are usually developed off-site; rather it is about building relationships with people. It is about celebrating the virtue of collaborative speaking and contestation as we formulate, implement and evaluate interventions with and alongside people. Professor Robin Mansell has written a Foreword in which she emphasizes the significant role of reflexivity as we think about and do development alongside communities no matter where we come from.


Communicating Development with Communities is part of the Rethinking Development series

Rethinking Development offers accessible and thought-provoking overviews of contemporary topics in international development and aid. Providing original empirical and analytical insights, the books in this series push thinking in new directions by challenging current conceptualizations and developing new ones.

This is a dynamic and inspiring series for all those engaged with today’s debates surrounding development issues, whether they be students, scholars, policy makers and practitioners internationally. These interdisciplinary books provide an invaluable resource for discussion in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in development studies as well as in anthropology, economics, politics, geography, media studies and sociology.

To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd (Helena.Hurd@tandf.co.uk).

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Recent and upcoming titles in the Rethinking Development series

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    Deprovincialization and Decolonization

    By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost…

    Paperback – 2018-07-02 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Communication in International Development

    Doing Good or Looking Good?

    Edited by Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner

    International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Numeracy as Social Practice

    Global and Local Perspectives

    Edited by Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street

    Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Disability and International Development

    A Guide for Students and Practitioners

    By David Cobley

    Despite growing evidence of a close and complex relationship between disability and poverty, development policy, planning and programming has often failed to take full account of the concerns of disabled people. However, following the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities…

    Paperback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development

    Unpacking Host Organization and Volunteer Rationales

    By Rebecca Tiessen

    Learning/volunteer abroad programmes provide opportunities for cross-cultural understanding, partnership-building, and cooperative development, but there are also significant structural challenges and inequality of opportunity issues that result from these partnerships between host organizations in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Communicating Development with Communities

    By Linje Manyozo

    Development theory and practice are often taught in a manner that strips them of their historical context and obscures alternative intellectual assumptions and critical frameworks. This prevents students from acquiring a holistic understanding of the world and consequently, when it comes to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

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Communicating Development with Communities