Vol 42, No 1 (2017)

Activism and Communication Scholarship in Canada

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The cover art for TAB: Take Academia Back! was created by David Hlynsky and Paul Mansell.

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Table of Contents


The Landscape of the Contemporary University
James L Turk

Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial: Activism and Communication Scholarship in Canada
Sandra Smeltzer, Leslie Regan Shade


Claiming Space for Square Pegs: Community-Engaged Communication Scholarship and Faculty Assessment Policies
Patricia W. Elliott
"Engaging Class Struggles": Preparing Students for the "Real World" by Teaching "Activist" Cultural Production in the Classroom
Herbert Pimlott
This Is Contract Faculty Time
Bob Hanke
Contemplation as Educational Activism within Communication
Ajit Pyati
Citizen Involvement during the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV Consultation
Mary Elizabeth Luka, Catherine Middleton
Social Innovation Partnerships: An Opportunity for Critical, Activist Scholarship
Karen Louise Smith
The Audience “Talking Back”: Alan M. Thomas’ Educational Television Experiment in Democratic Decision Making
Errol Salamon

Research in Brief

“It Won’t Go Viral”: Documenting the Charter of Quebec Values and Talking Theory on YouTube
Patricia Audette-Longo, Mariam Esseghaier, Marie Eve Lefebvre
Pushing the Academy: The Need for Decolonizing Research
Derek Antoine


Activism and Communication Pedagogy: A Conversation with Becky Lentz and Mark Lipton
Sandra Smeltzer, Leslie Regan Shade


TAB: Take Academia Back!
Jody Berland


Teaching for Social Justice: Bringing Activism into Professional Communication Education
Monica Anne Batac
The ActivateT.O. Speaker Series, Border Crossing and Public Media
John Miles Weafer
Activist Scholarship: The Complicated Entanglements of Activism and Research Work
Stéphane Couture


Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World
Thomas Mayer Lemieux
SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism and Media
Sasha Cocarla
The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media
G. Stuart Adam
Droit et communication : liaisons constatées. Réflexions sur la relation entre la communication et le droit
Vincent Denault
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World
Rowland Lorimer
Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media in the Digital Age
Robert Armstrong
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