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ERIC Number: EJ758780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Casting into a Kettle of Fish: Popular Communications in the Context of Globalisation on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua
Mckenzie, Christine
Convergence, v38 n4 p9-26 2005
Globalisation is an often touted or "plastic" word whose meaning varies and shifts depending on who interprets it. Globalisation is used to indicate qualities such as global interconnectedness or expanded opportunities to share and learn in a world where borders are seen to be dissolving. However, globalisation is also understood as the emergence of a qualitatively new economy where distinct local systems of wealth are subsumed. The participatory action research and popular communications work the author undertook in Nicaragua was immersed in and shaped by the intensity of the lived experience of globalisation. To begin this article the author first outlines the context of the project in Nicaragua and elaborates on how this shaped the popular communications methodology. The second section presents the popular communications processes in which she participated in Nicaragua. Next, she discusses key reflections of the processes concluding with recommendations and questions for further consideration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nicaragua