Mainstreaming the Re-orientation Approach in Communication Education: Nepal’s Perspective

  • Nirmala Mani Adhikary Kathmandu University School of Arts (KUSoA)

Abstract

Though communication education in Nepal is largely remained focused on exogenous source(s) for long time ongoing endeavors in the recent years – especially in the field of communication theory – have been forwarding the agenda of paradigm shift in communication discipline. The ongoing paradigm shift is looking beyond de-Westernization and forwarding the notion of “Re-orientation.” De-Westernization has been the dominant perspective while critiquing the theorization of communication, but there needs “Re-orientation” for re-centering indigenous perspectives in any discipline. Hence, it is pertinent to observe and promote the re-orientation initiatives in the discipline. Drawing on instances both from the East and the West, an appraisal on contemporary endeavors to re-orient communication theory towards philosophical and cultural heritage of Nepal has been presented.

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Published
Aug 14, 2018
How to Cite
ADHIKARY, Nirmala Mani. Mainstreaming the Re-orientation Approach in Communication Education: Nepal’s Perspective. Soshum : Jurnal Sosial dan Humaniora, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 163 - 167, aug. 2018. ISSN 2580-5622. Available at: <http://ojs.pnb.ac.id/index.php/SOSHUM/article/view/890>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.31940/soshum.v8i2.890.
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