This module is concerned with both the practice of applied communication and with a discursive and critical understanding of such practices in the contemporary context. The module focuses on the structures, roles and functions associated with specific communication practices, and it will address discourses associated with a variety of activist organisations.
We will adopt a case study approach to perform a theoretically informed critique of contemporary communication practices. The module considers the history of disciplines and paradigms within the communication practices of a variety of activist groups, and debates their related points of saliency. This module looks at communication practices in a globalised and multicultural context beyond the “West”.