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Title:Power asymmetries in North-South dialogues
Author:Sparks, ColinISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:African journalism studies (ISSN 2374-3689)
Volume:36
Issue:1
Pages:51-56
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:journalism
research
neocolonialism
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/23743670.2015.1008136
Abstract:In this article the author argues that within the ambit of the academy, there is a domination of Northern institutions. The consequence of this domination, particularly in the field of media and communication, is that the preponderance of intellectual effort is directed towards Northern problems. As a consequence, many of the concepts employed are formed in that context. Also, the institutions of the South are staffed with people trained in the North and there is a tendency to universalise Northern concepts as being directly applicable to problems everywhere. The author suggests a much more critical attitude towards concepts used in the field of African Journalism Studies. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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