Voice & Matter: Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
Number of Authors: 20
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
7Editors’ Preface and AcknowledgementsVoice & Matter was the overarching theme for the fourth Ørecomm Festival inSeptember 2014. When we founded the Ørecomm Centre for Communication andGlocal Change in 2008,1 it was our pronounced long-term aim to establish a centreof excellence in Communication for Development research with a bi-national basein the Øresund region (Malmö and Roskilde). From 2011 to 2014 we organized ayearly Ørecomm Festival, focused on specific concepts within – or at the margins of– the field: Agency and Mediatisation (2011); the Public Sphere (2012); Memory andSocial Justice (2013). Voice & Matter (2014), with the subtitle “Glocal Conferenceon Communication for Development”, was in a way a summing up and synthesisof all the previous themes, with the significant addition of Hope, and what Indian-American anthropologist Arjun Appadurai has defined as “the capacity to aspire”. Itis our ambition to continue to organize Ørecomm Festivals, on a biannual basis,2 aspart of our strategy to foster further developments of meta-theory within Communicationfor Development. The purpose of such meta-theory is, firstly, to integrateComDev as a research field in its own right, and subsequently, to define and refinethe theoretical context of ComDev, with regard to specific key concepts or themes,and thereby also systematise its connections with related research fields. So far, threeanthologies, including this one, have come out of the Ørecomm Festivals (Askanius& Stubbe Østergaard 2014; Hansen, Hemer & Tufte 2015), and a number of otherpublications are directly or indirectly the fruit of this collaboration (i. e. Enghel &Wilkins 2012; Ngomba & Wildermuth, forthcoming).
This Voice and Matter anthology largely reflects the topics dealt with at the conference.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016. , 270 p.
Communication, Development, Glocal Change, Media ethnography
Research subject Media
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