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Cybernetics, semiotics and meaning in the cinema.
(School of Communication. University of Johannesburg., 1985)
This paper builds on Gene Youngblood's use of cybernetic theory in film analysis. It combines the cybernetic method with Peircian-derived semiotics in an attempt to derive a meta-theory of social process and film textual ...
Communication or propaganda : what's the difference?
(University of KwaZulu-Natal., 1992-06)
The deterministic nature of the discipline of communications is revealed through ideological dimensions and the nature of propaganda. The myth of information neutrality is illustrated by examples, in particular two films ...
S. African Politics: mapping the constituency.
(Program on Communication and Development Studies, Northwestern University., 1991)
Reeling under the sanctions imposed by the community of nations and heightened internal struggles, the South African white government has begun the historic process of dismantling apartheid. The various democratic forces ...
Action research, participatory communication: why governments don't listen.
(Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 1997)
No abstract available.
(Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture., 1991)
Semiotics, deconstructionism, structuralism and postmodernism are words which lurk on boundaries of the consciousness of most of us. But they remain shadowy presences except on the rare occasions when we need to wrestle ...
Cultural studies and Africa: excavating the subject-matter.
(East African Communication Scholars Association., 2002)
This article examines some of the issues arising from the proliferation of cultural studies as a form of national-identity research. Looking at the case of the recent rise of culture studies in South Africa, we examine ...
Alter-egos: cultural and media studies.
A periodised case study is offered of a number of engagements undertaken by the Centre for Communication, Media and Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, between 1985 and 2012, in facilitating resistance, ...
Semiotics in an African context : ''science" vs "priest-craft" - "semiology" vs "semiotics".
(IMATRA : International Semiotics Institute., 1993)
No abstract available.
Intercultural sensitivity in the integrating suburb of Westville. Durban, South Africa.
To investigate intercultural sensitivity, the Davis Russell-Peters Intercultural Sensitivity Instrument (1994) was administered to 203 participants situated within residences in the formerly white suburb of Westville ...
The rise of grassroot communication.
The first presentations at the Lusaka Symposium were devoted to South Africa. By challenging apartheid and repression at a local level. grassroot communication is an effective way to oppose Government policy in South ...