The dramatic contribution of grassroots organizations to effecting social change is brought into vivid detail in this unique perspective on women from around the globe. Each contributor has been instrumental in grassroots processes of media production or has worked within the community communication field and discusses concrete action within a theoretical framework. These diverse accounts of women, participation and communication take place in a variety of geographical, social and cultural settings and provide rich material for comparative analysis.
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PART ONE: FRAMEWORKWomen's Participation in Communication - Pilar Ria[squiggly line above the n]no Elements for a FrameworkGender in Communication - Pilar Ria[squiggly line above the n]no Women's ContributionsPART TWO: WOMEN AS COMMUNICATIVE SUBJECTS: THE SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DIMENSIONReinforcing Existing Indigenous Communication Skills - Penina Mlama The Use of Dance in TanzaniaCultural Distinctions in Communication Patterns of African-American Women - Susan Y Dyer-Bennem A SamplerNotes for Reflection - Sonia Mu[squiggly line above the n]noz Popular Women and Uses of Mass MediaUnderstanding Women's Grassroots Experiences in Producing and Manipulating Media - Maria ProtzPART THREE: WOMAN AS MEDIA PRODUCERS: DEVELOPING MEDIA COMPETENCESProcess Video - Jennifer Kawaja Self-Reference and Social ChangeA Process of Identity De-Construction - Clemencia Rodríguez Latin American Women Producing Video StoriesLosing Fear - Carmen Ruíz Video and Radio Productions of Native Aymara Women in BoliviaShards of Remembrance - Dorothy Kidd One Woman's Archeology of Community VideoBeing Women in Latin American Popular Radio - Maria MataPART FOUR: WOMEN AS SOCIO-POLITICAL ACTORS: BUILDING ORGANIZATION AND STRATEGIES OF COMMUNICATIONThe WEDNET Initiative - Rose Mensah-Kutin A Sharing Experience Between Researchers and Rural WomenCommunicating for Empowerment - Sharon Taylor Women's Initiatives to Overcome Poverty in Rural Thailand and NewfoundlandSpeak Magazine - Libby Lloyd Breaking Barriers and SilencesWomen as Social Agents of Communication - Rosa María Alfaro Social Maternity and Leadership