MSc Media, Communication and Development

Here are some suggested readings that will prove helpful to you in preparing for your arrival at LSE, and for finding out about courses you may be interested in taking.

Don't feel you have to read everything on the list - the intention is simply to give you an idea of the level and range of material covered.

Most of these books are available in the library and we do not expect you to buy these.

  • Artz, L. and Kamalipour, Y. (eds.) (2003) The Globalisation of Corporate Media Hegemony, Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Baaz, M. E. 2005. The Paternalism of Partnership: A Postcolonial Reading of Identity and Development Aid. London and New York, Zed Books
  • Bailey, O., Cammaerts, B. and Carpentier, N. (2007) Understanding Alternative Media, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Banaji, S. (ed.) (2010) South Asian Media Cultures: Representations, Audiences, Contexts , London and New York: Anthem Press.
  • Comaroff, J. and J. L. Comaroff (2012). Theory from the south, or, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Downing, J., with Ford, T. V., Gil, G. and Stein, L. (2001) Radical Media: Rebellious Communication and Social Movements, London: Sage.
  • Eagleton, T. (1991) Ideology: An Introduction, London: Verso.
  • Escobar, A. (1995) Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
  • Fanon, F (1965) A Dying Colonialism, New York: Grove Press. 
  • Freire, P (1972) Pedagogy of the oppressed, London: Penguin Books.
  • Galeano, E. 1973. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. New York and London: Monthly Review Press.
  • Guijt, Irene, and Meera Kaul Shah, eds. 1998. The Myth of Community: Gender Issues in Participatory Development. London, UK: Intermediate Technology Publications.
  • Hall, S. (ed.) (1997) Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifiying Practices, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  
  • Hemer, O and Tufte, T (2003) Media and Glocal Change: Rethinking Communication for Development, Gšteborg and Buenos Aires: NORDICOM and CLASCO.
  • Hickey, S and Mohan, G. 2004. Participation: From Tyranny to Transformation? Exploring New Approaches to Participation in Development, London and New York: ZED Books.
  • Kapoor, I. (2008). The Postcolonial Politics of Development. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Lukes, S. (1974/2005) Power: A Radical View, London: British Sociological Association.
  • Manyozo, L (2011) Engaging Communities Using Radio: Sustainable Development in Africa, Penang, Malasia: Southbound.
  • Manyozo, L. (2012). Media, Communication and Development: Three Approaches. London: Sage.
  • Melkote, S. R. and Steeves, H. L. (2001) Communication for Development in the Third World: Theory and Practice for Empowerment, 2nd Edition. London: Sage.
  • Mody, B. (ed.) (2003) International and Development Communication: A 21st Century Perspective, 2nd Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Mohanty, C. et al. (eds.) (1990) Third world women and the politics of feminism, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Nyamnjoh, F. B. (2005). Africa's media, democracy and the politics of belonging, London: Zed Books.
  • Roy, S. (2005) Globalisation, ICT and Developing Nations: Challenges in the Information Age, New Delhi: Sage.
  • Quebral, N (1988) Development communication, Laguna: UPLB College of Agriculture.
  • Said, E. W. (1978). Orientalism. London: Penguin
  • Servaes, J (Ed.) (2008) Communication for Development and Social Change, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London and Singapore: Sage.
  • Wieringa, S. and Sivori, S. (eds) (2014) The Sexual History of the Global South: Sexual Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America. London: Zed Books..
  • Wilkins, K. G. (ed.) (2000) Redeveloping Communication for Social Change: Theory, Practice and Power, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.