Noteworthy publications on globalising media and communication studies
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On power disparities within academia
- Chakravartty, Paula, Rachel Kuo, Victoria Grubbs, and Charlton McIlwain. “#CommunicationSoWhite.” Journal of Communication 68, no. 2 (April 1, 2018): 254–66. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqy003.
- Demeter, Márton. Academic Knowledge Production and the Global South: Questioning Inequality and Under-representation. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
- Mance, Boris, and Sašo Slaček Brlek. “Inequality: The Blind Spot of Western Communication Studies.” History of Media Studies 2 (July 3, 2022). https://doi.org/10.32376/d895a0ea.dd047f5b.
- Willems, Wendy. “Provincializing Hegemonic Histories of Media and Communication Studies: Toward a Genealogy of Epistemic Resistance in Africa.” Communication Theory 24, no. 4 (2014): 415–34. https://doi.org/10.1111/comt.12043.
On dewesternising pedagogy
- Arshad, Rowena. “Decolonising the curriculum – how do I get started?” The Times Higher Education, (2021, September 14), https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/decolonising-curriculum-how-do-i-get-started
- Chiumbu, Sarah, and Mehita Iqani. Media Studies: Critical African and Decolonial Approaches. Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- Mohammed, Wunpini Fatimata. “Dismantling the Western Canon in Media Studies.” Communication Theory 32, no. 2 (May 1, 2022): 273–80. https://doi.org/10.1093/ct/qtac001.
- Reza, Musarrat Maisha; McEwan,Amy and Calvo-Hobbs, Emily. “Decolonising your learning resources: representation matters” The Times Higher Education, (2022, July 6), https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/decolonising-your-learning-resources-representation-matters
- Rodny-Gumede, Ylva, Colin Chasi, Zubeida Jaffer, and Mvuso Ponono. Decolonising Journalism Education in South Africa: Critical Perspectives. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2021.
- Taylor, Mhairi and Riaz, Nighet. “How to support academic staff starting the journey of decolonising the curriculum” The Times Higher Education, (2021, December 14), https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/how-support-academic-staff-starting-journey-decolonising-curriculum
- The Campus Team. “THE Campus webinar: decolonising the curriculum” The Times Higher Education (2022, July 20), https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/campus-webinar-decolonising-curriculum
- Wasserman, Herman. “Global Journalism Studies: Beyond Panoramas.” Communicatio 37, no. 1 (April 1, 2011): 100–117. https://doi.org/10.1080/02500167.2011.553823.
- Zidani, Sulafa. “Whose Pedagogy Is It Anyway? Decolonizing the Syllabus through a Critical Embrace of Difference.” Media, Culture & Society 43, no. 5 (July 1, 2021): 970–78. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720980922.
The case for dewesternisation
- Albuquerque, Afonso de, Thaiane Moreira de Oliveira, Marcelo Alves dos Santos Junior, and Sofia Oliveira Firmo de Albuquerque. “Structural Limits to the De-Westernization of the Communication Field: The Editorial Board in Clarivate’s JCR System.” Communication, Culture and Critique 13, no. 2 (June 1, 2020): 185–203. https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcaa015.
- Curran, James, and Myung-Jin Park, eds. De-Westernizing Media Studies. 1st edition. London; New York: Routledge, 1999.
- Hafez, Kai, and Anne Grüne. Foundations of Global Communication. London: Routledge, 2022.
- Herdin, Thomas, Maria Faust, and Guo-Ming Chen, eds. De-westernizing Visual Communication and Cultures: Perspectives from the Global South. Baden-Baden, 2020.
- Miller, Toby. “Polyglots required if we want a place in the global academy” The Times Higher Education (2013, March 7), https://www.timeshighereducation.com/comment/opinion/polyglots-required-if-we-want-a-place-in-the-global-academy/2002326.article.
- Miller, Toby, and Prof Marwan M. Kraidy. Global Media Studies. Malden, MA: Polity, 2016.
- Miller, Toby, and Jesús Arroyave. “Chapter 24. Worlding Media Studies.” In The Bloomsbury Handbook of World Theory, edited Di Leo, Jeffrey R., and Christian Moraru, 355–366. Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501361975.
- Mutsvairo, Bruce, Saba Bebawi, and Eddy Borges-Rey, eds. Data Journalism in the Global South. Palgrave Studies in Journalism and the Global South. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25177-2.
- Rao, Shakuntala. “Postcolonial theory and global media ethics: A theoretical intervention.” In Media Ethics Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective, edited by Ward, Stephen J. A., and Herman Wasserman, 90–104. Abingdon: Routledge, 2010.
- Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam. Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
- Shome, Raka, and Radha S. Hegde. “Postcolonial Approaches to Communication: Charting the Terrain, Engaging the Intersections.” Communication Theory 12, no. 3 (August 1, 2002): 249–70. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2885.2002.tb00269.x.
- Shome, Raka. “When Postcolonial Studies Interrupts Media Studies.” Communication, Culture and Critique 12, no. 3 (September 1, 2019): 305–22. https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcz020.
- Shome, Raka. “When Postcolonial Studies Meets Media Studies.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 33, no. 3 (May 26, 2016): 245–63. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2016.1183801.
- Simonson, Peter, David W. Park, and Jefferson Pooley. “Exclusions/Exclusiones: The Role for History in the Field’s Reckoning.” History of Media Studies 2 (June 22, 2022). https://doi.org/10.32376/d895a0ea.ed348e03.
- Waisbord, Silvio, and Claudia Mellado. “De-Westernizing Communication Studies: A Reassessment.” Communication Theory 24, no. 4 (November 1, 2014): 361–72. https://doi.org/10.1111/comt.12044.
- Waisbord, Silvio. “Remaking ‘Area Studies’ in Journalism Studies.” African Journalism Studies 36, no. 1 (January 2, 2015): 30–36. https://doi.org/10.1080/23743670.2015.1008127.
- Waisbord, Silvio. “What Is next for De-Westernizing Communication Studies?” Journal of Multicultural Discourses 17, no. 1 (January 2, 2022): 26–33. https://doi.org/10.1080/17447143.2022.2041645.
- Wasserman, Herman. “Moving from Diversity to Transformation in Communication Scholarship.” Annals of the International Communication Association 44, no. 1 (January 2, 2020): 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2019.1706429.
- Wasserman, Herman. “Power, Meaning and Geopolitics: Ethics as an Entry Point for Global Communication Studies.” Journal of Communication 68, no. 2 (April 1, 2018): 441–51. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqy001.
On global diversity in publishing
- Tomaselli, Keyan G. “Performance, profit or productivity: Why do we publish?” University World News, (2022, May 19), https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20220517090500504.
- Tomaselli, Keyan G. “Humanities, Citations and Currency: Hierarchies of Value and Enabled Recolonisation.” Critical Arts 33, no. 3 (May 4, 2019): 16–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/02560046.2019.1690534.
Insights from other fields
- Crilly, Jess; Everitt, Regina. “THE podcast: what does it mean to decolonise a library?” The Times Higher Education (2022, January 20), https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/podcast-what-does-it-mean-decolonise-library
- Meghji, Ali. Decolonizing Sociology: An Introduction. Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA, 2021.
- Radcliffe, Sarah A. Decolonizing Geography: An Introduction. Medford, 2022.
- Shilliam, Robbie. Decolonizing Politics: An Introduction. Cambridge ; Medford, MA, 2021.