Reflections on a decolonised communication and media studies curriculum

Colin Chasi, Ylva Rodny-Gumede

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This chapter sets out a few themes the authors regard as salient to the decolonisation of the media and communication studies curricula. The chapter begins with a scoping of the field through the lens of their own work on decolonisation, which references and engages with the views and perspectives of other colleagues. This is done by first citing a study the authors undertook in 2016, surveying differing views on the decolonisation of the communication and media studies curricula from around the world. The chapter then proceeds to present some themes that the authors argue are significant and worthy of further study, individually and in variable combinations. In effect, then, this is a conceptual chapter that draws on the authors’ positions as scholars to offer a set of perspectives that they anticipate will invite other scholars to (re)appraise how they have been thinking about the communication and media studies curriculum and hopefully also the discipline more broadly, in view of decolonial debates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDecolonising Media and Communication Studies Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781000988079
ISBN (Print)9781032483061
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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