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Mohan Dutta
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A journey in social impact: A conversation with Prof. Mohan J. Dutta
Raksha
Mahtani Raksha
Mahtani is currently a teaching assistant in Communications and New Media.
Before this, she served as a Research Assistant at the Center for
Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) and at the Asia
Research Institute...
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watched the long six hour exchange that seemed like an interrogation of
the scholar PJ Thum, I felt a sense of sadness. Academics are often
called upon as experts to offer their knowledge in policy making
processes. However, I had not personally ...
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Faux radicalism and career academics: Embodied risks
A critical component of the social justice work of CARE is the work of communication in imagining and working toward structural transformation. Structural transformation in political, economic, social, and cultural formations is explicitly intertwined with ...
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When culture reproduces state-market control
The turn to "culture" as a legitimate tool for measurement, evaluation, prescription, and implementation is intertwined with the incorporation of culture into sites of state-market control. Culture, as the handmaiden of the neoliberal transformation of soci...
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How the "fake news" hype is a new tool of power and control
The circulation of the "fake news" discourse reinvents the Cold War narrative of geoinsecurity to reinforce the power and control of hegemonic power structures globally.  In the hands of the global elite, "fake news" is the new instrument for reproducing el...
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Metric mania and threats to academic integrity: Rent-seeking, power plays, and collaboration
Metric mania, the drive toward simply counting in the game toward rankings, is reflected in the blind allegiance in Universities globally to measuring dollar values of grants and numbers of publications in varieties of tiered journals. One of the effects of...
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Culturally centering participatory spaces, radical democracy, and holding elites accountable
In the many culture-centered projects implemented across the globe, the development of habits of participatory communication in local cultural logics and in ongoing relationships with structures is integral to the co-construction of social change interventi...
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Strategies of authoritarian control: The cuture of forwarding private Facebook screen captures to authorities
One of the well-rehearsed strategies of authoritarian control is surveillance. While technologies enable new modes of surveillance, the power and control of surveillance is reproduced through human participation. Mechanisms of surveillance are perfected and...
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Communication theory in Science, Health, Risk Communication
Outside of the disciplinary framework of communication scholarship that systematically examines communication processes, communicative phenomena, messages, and their effects in the realms of health, science, and risk, mostly originating from within the Comm...
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Voices of resistance
When the tides of voices emerging from the margins, tell their stories, they offer lessons that disrupt your draconian rules. When the tides of voices emerging from the margins speak their truth, they shake up the lies that you have carefully woven. When th...
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