The Pedagogy of Listening/ Listening to people in the age of investment thinking

Presented by Dr Linje Manyozo, RMIT

Hosted in collaboration of UQ's the School of Communication and Arts and the Centre of Communication for Social Change.

Date: Friday 3 May, 2019
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 

Abstract:

The seminar will explore the concept of listening in relation to the Marxist notion of ‘doing history from below’. The discussion will draw on Dr Manyozo’s latest book, Communicating Development with Communities (Routledge, 2017), which explores the implication of power in the communicative act of listening. Listening is being conceived as a political, moral and historical process of recognizing, validating and celebrating other people’s perspectives and experiences. Whilst participatory development scholarship emphasizes the citizen-led production of citizen’s voices and their incorporation into orthodox policy formulation and implementation, there is still widespread footnoting of listening as a communicative act in its own right. The deliberation will build on notions of listening propounded by the historical praxis of Thompson (1963) and Freire (1996), in which listening is touted as a historical experiment of tolerance.

 

Presenter:

Dr Linje Manyozo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT.  Prior to joining RMIT he was Lecturer and Director of the MSc Program in Media, Communication and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2008-2012). With over 15 years of experience in teaching, researching, and practicing Communication for Development (C4D), Linje’s research is guided by one fundamental question: How do we ensure the integration of subaltern voices in policy formulation and implementation?  The author of three books (Communicating Development With Communities (Routledge, 2017); Media, Communication and Development (Sage, 2013) and People's Radio (Southbound, 2012)), Linje has also published extensively with his work appearing in scholarly journals and edited works.

 


 

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


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The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Semester 1, 2020 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 13 March
12-1pm

Literature as Media: Chinese Online Literature—Storytellers, platforms and transmedia literary world

(Part of the Platform Media: Algorithms, Accountability and Media Design EVENTS)

Dr Tony Xiang Ren, Western Sydney University, with A/Prof Kim Wilkins, Dr Helen Marshall & Emily Baulch

Friday, 27 March
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC

Dr Cedric Courtois

Friday, 10 April
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Beck Wise

Friday, 24 April
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC

Dr Skye Doherty

Friday, 8 May
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Andrea Bubenik

Friday, 22 May
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Chris Hay

Friday, 5 June
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Imagining the End of the World: Writing the Apocalypse before Covid-19 Dr Helen Marshall

Friday, 3 July
12-1pm

Online via Zoom:

Research Seminar - Developing Disciplinary Literacies in Hybrid Classes

Dr Beck Wise

 

Venue

Room: 
Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)