Item description for Transformative Communication Studies: Culture, Hierarchy and the Human Condition by Omar Swartz...
This book extends scholarship in the field of critical communication studies and ethics, articulating new ways for actualizing the goals of applied or socially engaged communication scholarship. This interdisciplinary collection of essays charts intersections between communication/cultural studies and a variety of emergent emancipatory and liberatory discourses. Every essay attempts to address the following questions: What would a theory of liberation look like that is premised on a communication view of the world? How would such a view expand and even redefine our understanding of liberation? Finally, how would such a view enlarge our understanding of what is collectively, communally, and organizationally possible? In other words, the chapters articulate what can be loosely considered a humanist theory of communication and praxis. The goal is to move beyond discourses of liberation that are grounded in essentionalist assumptions and to move the conversation toward an engaged criticism on cultural and social levels that facilitates and encourages progressive action.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2008
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN 1906221901 ISBN13 9781906221904
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More About Omar Swartz
Omar Swartz graduated magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law and earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University in 1995. Dr. Swartz teaches in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Omar Swartz currently resides in Denver. Omar Swartz has an academic affiliation as follows - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina.