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

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


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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Aug 14, 2018
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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 2088-2262. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 june 2024. doi: