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REGION: Two new Pacific media and culture books out soon


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Item: 7830

AUCKLAND (Divine Word University /University of the South Pacific / Pacific Media Centre / Pacific Media Watch):
 
COMMUNICATION,
CULTURE AND
SOCIETY IN PAPUA
NEW GUINEA:

YU TOK WANEM?

Evangelia Papoutsaki
Michael McManus
Patrick Matbob

Editors
Pacific Studies ISBN 978-1-877314-94-3
Publication date: March 2012
RRP: $35

Published by:
Divine Word University Press Madang, PNG;
Pacific Media Centre (AUT University), Auckland

Young, emerging and established researchers associated with Divine Word University have come together to write about issues involving mainstream media, social concerns, development and the information gap and teaching communication professionals.

Following an earlier volume aimed at addressing the lack of up-to-date information available on the PNG media and the lack of research into the media’s role in this developing Pacific nation, this book has picked up the challenge. It is in this spirit that this volume has encouraged and supporting original research aiming to capture the PNG culture and society from a communication perspective. It is intended to provide a space for critical reflection on media and communication practices and the pace of development.

The book includes a preface and chapter by Associate Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre.

Send orders to: Little Island Press: info@littleisland.co.nz    


DREADLOCKS:
OCEAN, ISLAND
AND SKIES
SPECIAL EDITION

Mohit Prasad
Editor

Pacific Studies | Vol 6/7 |
ISBN 978-1-927184-02-8
Publication date: March 2012
RRP F$20 in Fiji; NZ$35 in NZ

Published by: Pacific Writing Forum
and the University of the South Pacific,
Suva, Fiji; Pacific Media Centre (AUT
University), Auckland

This special edition of the literary journal Dreadlocks incorporates proceedings from Oceans, Islands and Skies - Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change. The conference highlighted the role of writers, artists and the media in environmental challenges in the Pacific. The conference was held from 13-17 September 2010 at the Laucala Campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva.
 
The proceedings from the conference refl ect on the rationale that Oceania has always had at its core traditions creative expression that empowered us in our relationship with the environment. The conference papers, presentations, community events and the associated artists and writers’ festival that are included in the proceedings provide an alternative culture of responses to issues like climate change. This publication exemplifies the synergy of creative spirits with academic papers and presentations from across the humanities, social sciences and scientific and environmental knowledge to better serve the Pacific in facing climate challenges. Publication was assisted by a grant from AUT’s School of Communication Studies.

The book is edited by Dr Mohit Prasad and includes a chapter by Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre, editor of Pacific Journalism Review and former journalism coordinator at the University of the South Pacific.
 
Send orders to: Little Island Press: info@littleisland.co.nz    
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