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The role of 'stillness' and 'nostalgia' in sustainable development: Asking different questions in communication for development

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posted on 10.12.2021, 09:52 by Jo TacchiJo Tacchi
In this paper I will focus on a diachronic notion of 'stillness' evoked through media and communication for development practices. I consider how notions of voice and listening might be understood as moments of stillness in a fast moving and mobile world. I draw upon Bissell and Fuller's (2010) idea of stillness as referring to practices and states of contemplation, halting, reflecting and stepping back from the fully social flow of life. I also draw on Seremetakis (1994), whose work points to the occasional stilling of the senses paying an important personal and social role in the context of official cultures and memories. I’m interested in the ways in which practices of voice and listening can be thought about as achieving stillness, and what this means for the ways in which we research communication for development.

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  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Memory on trial: Media, citizenship and social justice

Pages

25 - 34

Publisher

Lit Verlag

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This book chapter was published in the book Memory on trial: Media, citizenship and social justice. The publisher's website is at https://www.lit-verlag.de/

Publication date

2015-07-15

Copyright date

2015

ISBN

9783643905314; 3643905319

Book series

Kultur: Forschung Und Wissenschaft; vol. 20

Language

en

Editor(s)

Anders Hog Hansen ;Oscar Hemer ;Thomas Tufte

Depositor

Prof Jo Tacchi. Deposit date: 9 December 2021

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