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Information, communication, poverty and voice

Tacchi, Jo A. (2007) Information, communication, poverty and voice. In Servaes, Jan & Liu, Shuang (Eds.) Moving targets : mapping the paths between communication, technology and social change in communities. Southbound, Malaysia, Penang.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the use of community-based media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for poverty reduction, with a focus on issues of 'voice'. It explores and unpacks the notion of voice, considering the potential of such a concept to advance our thinking about the broader area of ICTs and poverty, particularly at the community level. Following an introduction which sets out the background to the discussion and interrogates voice as a useful concept for development, the author explores three aspects of ICTs and poverty from three different understandings of the potential role of voice: (1) local content creation and the implications for 'voice poverty' with respect to individual freedom, well-being and capabilities; (2) the significance of voice in terms of research methods, monitoring and evaluation, and impact assessment; and (3) issues of access and use, the benefits of mixing media, and the potential for advocacy, that is, having a voice and being heard.

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ID Code: 9404
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: poverty, voice, communication, radio
ISBN: 9789839054507
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100) > Anthropology not elsewhere classified (160199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Southbound
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:41

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