De-Westernizing Communication Research: Altering Questions by Georgette Wang

By Georgette Wang

The upward thrust of postmodern theories and pluralist pondering has lead the way for multicultural ways to verbal exchange reports and now's the time for decentralization, de-Westernization, and differentiation. This pattern is mirrored within the expanding variety of communique journals with a countrywide or local concentration. along this proliferation of study output from outdoors of the mainstream West, there's a growing to be discontent with communique theories being “Westerncentric”. in comparison with prior works that wondered the necessity to distinguish among the Western and the non-Western, and to construct “Asian” conversation theories, there seems larger assertiveness and backbone in trying to find and constructing theoretical frameworks and paradigms that take attention of, and consequently are extra appropriate to, the cultural context during which learn is entire.

This path-breaking ebook strikes past critiquing “Westerncentrism” in media and conversation stories by means of interpreting the place Eurocentrism has come from, how is it mirrored within the research of media and conversation, what the limitations and recommendations to de-centralizing the creation of theories are, and what's referred to as for so as to establish Asian conversation theories.

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