New PDF release: De-Westernizing Communication Research: Altering Questions

By Georgette Wang

The upward thrust of postmodern theories and pluralist pondering has prepared the ground for multicultural methods to communique experiences and now could be the time for decentralization, de-Westernization, and differentiation. This pattern is mirrored within the expanding variety of verbal exchange journals with a countrywide or nearby concentration. along this proliferation of study output from outdoors of the mainstream West, there's a turning out to be discontent with communique theories being “Westerncentric”. in comparison with previous works that puzzled the necessity to distinguish among the Western and the non-Western, and to construct “Asian” verbal exchange theories, there seems higher assertiveness and backbone in trying to find and constructing theoretical frameworks and paradigms that take attention of, and consequently are extra correct to, the cultural context during which study is complete.

This path-breaking publication strikes past critiquing “Westerncentrism” in media and communique stories by means of analyzing the place Eurocentrism has come from, how is it mirrored within the learn of media and verbal exchange, what the limitations and ideas to de-centralizing the construction of theories are, and what's referred to as for so as to establish Asian communique theories.

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