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Introduction: Theory, Method, and Praxis of Social Change

  • Mohan Jyoti Dutta
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Abstract

This introductory chapter sets the key concepts to be covered in the book, offering a map for theorizing the role of communication and the relationship between communication and social change. It lays out a framework to be explored throughout the book, setting up the key concepts and the ways in which these concepts are weaved into the methods and practices of social change communication.

Keywords

Social change Communication Theory Method Power Narrative 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohan Jyoti Dutta
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  1. 1.Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE)Massey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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