CARE Covid19 Lecture Series #7: Reshaping Our Political Horizons in Aotearoa New Zealand: Imagining and Creating a Different Future in the Wake of COVID-19

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series #7: Reshaping Our Political Horizons in Aotearoa New Zealand: Imagining and Creating a Different Future in the Wake of COVID-19 with Dr Sue Bradford

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series #7: Reshaping Our Political Horizons in Aotearoa New Zealand: Imagining and Creating a Different Future in the Wake of COVID-19

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CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series
Lecture 7: Reshaping our political horizons in Aotearoa New Zealand: Imagining and creating a different future in the wake of COVID with Dr Sue Bradford, Community Educator with Kotare Research and Education for Social Change in Aotearoa.

Facebook Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/2967330713385426/

Abstract
The health and economic impacts of the covid pandemic have spun our world on its axis. What was ‘normal’ before the covid crisis hit is unlikely to ever be the same ‘normal’ again. In this contribution to the discussions taking place across progressive left communities at present, I will explore some of the opportunities I see opening in front of us to imagine together a vision for this country which moves us not only post-covid but also post-capitalism and post-colonialism; and to share some ideas about how we might invigorate our work within and across some of the sectoral, geographical, academic/activist and other differences which too often divide and weaken our efforts. On its own, imagining a better future is never enough, although a vision that inspires is essential to creating change. We also need to make the most of this historic moment to think together, strategise and act in ways that will strengthen and expand our programmatic and organisational horizons.

Bio: Dr Sue Bradford, Community Educator with Kotare Research and Education for Social Change in Aotearoa, former longtime unemployed workers’ rights activist and Green MP (1999 – 2009).

Dr. Sue is CARE’s first #ActivistInResidence at Massey University

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CARE Director Professor Mohan Dutta participated in a call-in conversation, “Are we racist?” with Jacinta Parsons

CARE Director Professor Mohan Dutta participated in a call-in conversation, “Are we racist?” with Jacinta Parsons at ABC Radio Australia, discussing Black Lives Matter, racism, Whiteness, and the colonizing project.

“As tensions around race and racism boil over in America is it time for Australians to look closer to home?

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Prof Mohan Dutta is Director of the Centre for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at New Zealand’s Massey University and he joins Jacinta Parsons and her listeners for a frank and illuminating discussion.

Duration: 24min 43sec
Broadcast: Wed 3 Jun 2020, 12:30pm”

Here’s a link to the dialogue.

https://www.abc.net.au/…/…/afternoons/are-we-racist/12317616

CARE Read-In: “End the Hate” Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Come and join us for this open for all online-event at CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation for CARE Read-In: “End the Hate” Solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Date: Monday, 8th June @ 6PM NZST via Zoom

To Participate in the Read-In on Zoom click on the link: https://massey.zoom.us/j/97659469324

Note: The Waiting Room will open 10 minutes prior to the broadcast

Facebook Live Link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/posts/3769401759742868

About the event: “#EndTheHate” is a campaign co-created by a community of indigenous, migrant, and refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand. In solidarity with the voices of #BlackLivesMatter activists across the globe, we welcome you to this performative reading on racism, police violence, incarceration, and Whiteness. Through this co-creative reading, we hope to build a discursive register for voices that seek to dismantle the racist structures of White supremacy. Please join with essays, poems, stories as we create together registers for dismantling Whiteness.

#Solidarity #BlackLivesMatter #EndTheHate

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CARE Covid19 Lecture Series Special Live Presentation: Resistance, Poetry and Voices Under COVID-19: Imagining and writing new futures

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series Special Live Presentation: Resistance, Poetry and Voices Under COVID-19: Imagining and writing new futures

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series Special Live Presentation: Resistance, Poetry and Voices Under COVID-19: Imagining and writing new futures

Facebook Livestream link:
https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/2916683465078666/

Poet Teng Qian Xi and Center for Culture Centered Approach to Reseach and Evaluation Director Mohan J Dutta will discuss resistance, poetry, and the intersections between the two. Drawing on her experience of publishing politically critical poetry as a teenager, her longtime engagement with the Singaporean poetry and activism scene, and her experience of teaching literature and creative writing, she will discuss the potential and limitations of poetry as a form of resistance in Singapore under COVID-19. She will also share her perspective on how she thinks poetry and activism can complement each other to offer more just and compassionate narratives around which we can build our lives and societies.

Teng Qian Xi’s poetry has appeared in several anthologies and journals, including Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia (2007), Language for a New Century (2008) and Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women’s Writing (Penguin India, 2009). Her poetry collection, They hear salt crystallising (2010), was shortlisted in 2012 for the English-language category of the Singapore Literature Prize.

Her translations of Tan Chee Lay’s poems have appeared in Some Kind of Beautiful Signal, published by Two Lines Press (2010), and online journal Asymptote. She has taught literature at the School of the Arts and Raffles Girls’ School, and is now a full-time private tutor specialising in A-level Literature. She has also given creative writing workshops at the Creative Arts Programme, the School of the Arts and Raffles Girls’ School.

She was born in Singapore, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Comparative Literature and Society.


Research Roundtable Communication Inequalities and Discursive Erasures – The Fate of Migrant Labour during the COVID-19 Crisis in India- Prof. Mohan Dutta, Massey University


Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/177930590264625/

Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad presents
Research Round Table Online

Communication Inequalities and Discursive Erasures: The Fate of Migrant Labour during the COVID-19 Crisis in India
by Prof. Mohan Dutta, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, New Zealand
Monday, June 01, 2020 / 12:00 PM

Abstract: COVID19 makes visible the deep inequalities that are written into the extremely neoliberal cities of the twenty-first century. The imaginaries of “smart” “future” and “digital” that punctuate the propaganda infrastructures of postcolonial urbanism are disrupted by narrative accounts of lived struggles with sustenance and survival at the subaltern margins. In this talk, drawing on my ongoing ethnographic work with the subaltern margins of urban India, and more specifically from in-depth interviews conducted with low-wage migrant workers expelled into the highways of death amidst the lockdown, I will theorize the normalization of hyper-precarity, discardability and death of the poor into the neoliberal propaganda infrastructure. Finally, drawing on the culture-centered approach, I will theorize the possibilities of a Left radical imaginary anchored in organizing hyper-precarious workers.

Mohan J Dutta is Dean’s Chair Professor of Communication. He is the Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), developing culturally-centered, community-based projects of social change, advocacy, and activism that articulate health as a human right. Mohan Dutta’s research examines the role of advocacy and activism in challenging marginalizing structures, the relationship between poverty and health, political economy of global health policies, the mobilization of cultural tropes for the justification of neo-colonial health development projects, and the ways in which participatory culture-centered processes and strategies of radical democracy serve as axes of global social change.

Meeting ID: 949 6306 7484
Password: rrto@mohan

The CARE Papers: International Communication Association (ICA) 2020

Professor Mohan Dutta and the CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation team present their papers for the 2020 International Communication Association (ICA Official Page)

Facebook Premiere Video: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/1165578763784918/

The CARE Papers: ICA 2020

Professor Mohan J Dutta and the CARE team present their papers for the 2020 ICA Conference

Posted by CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation on Friday, 29 May 2020

CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation is proud to share that our social impact in the communication field further complemented by the theoretical and empirical impact.

This year at ICA 2020 – 70th Annual Conference, #CAREMassey has 21 (approximately) papers/panels/presentations slotted. This is a great achievement for CARE which is made possible by the contributions of CARE’s hard working staff and dedicated researchers all across the globe, who have worked collectively to achieve this brilliance. Here are some of the paper presentations at this year’s ongoing 70th ICA Virtual Conference.

Check out the list of a few papers on our website
https://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwcare/2020/05/18/care-ica-2020-70th-annual-ica-virtual-conference/

#ICAHDQ2020#ICA2020#CAREMasseyPapers#MasseyUni#CAREMassey#MasseyCJM#NewZealand#CultureCenteredApproach

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series #6: Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach

CARE COVID-19 Lecture Series: #6 – Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach

CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series – Lecture #6: Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach

Facebook Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/521984861829201/

Professor Arvind Singhal, from The University of Texas at El Paso will be speaking about Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach. Positive Deviance (PD) is a novel approach to individual, organizational, and social change based on the observation that in every community there exist certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing worse challenges The PD approach has been systematically employed in over 50 countries to address a wide variety of complex social problems, including
• Decreasing malnutrition and infant and maternal mortality in Vietnam and Pakistan
• Reducing school dropouts in Argentina and in the U.S.; and
• Reducing hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. and Colombia.

Driven by data, the PD approach turns upside-down the normative ways of conducting expert-driven needs assessment and gap-analysis, and follows a systematic process of uncovering cost-effective and culturally appropriate solutions from within the local community.

Read more about Prof. Arvind Singhal and Positive Deviance 

Positive Deviance Books, Articles, and Cases Downloadable at NO cost on the links below

Three Positive Deviance books

FIVE CASE STUDY Positive Deviance Binder

  1. Combating Malnutrition in the Land of a Thousand Rice Fields
  2. Will Ramón Finish Sixth Grade?
  3. Saving Lives by Changing Relationships
  4. Sunflowers Reaching for the Sun
  5. Will Rahima’s Firstborn Survive Overwhelming Odds

PD TEDx Talk  https://youtu.be/n-NAvN-PLW0


 

About CARE COVID19 Lecture Series:
In this lecture series, we will cover the various aspects of health communication within the context of the COVID19 pandemic. From strategies of risk messaging, to community organizing, to systems of governance, to processes of structural transformation, we will explore the ways in which communication is constituted by the crisis and in turn, constitutes the crisis. Anchored in the key tenets of the culture-centered approach (CCA), the series will draw on lectures, conversations, and workshops with community organizers, activists, academics, and policy makers across the globe.
More info on CARE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/
#CAREMassey #CARECovidLectureSeries #COVID19
#HarnessingDistributedWisdom #PracticeBasedEvidence #ThePositiveDevianceApproach
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CARE @ ICA 2020 – 70th Annual ICA Virtual Conference

CARE is proud to share that our social impact in the communication field further complemented by the theoretical and empirical impact. This year at ICA 2020- 70th Annual Conference, CARE has 21 (approximately)papers/panels/presentations slotted. This is a great achievement for CARE which is made possible by the the contributions of CARE’s hard working staff and dedicated researchers all across the globe who have worked collectively to achieve this brilliance.

CARE would like to congratulate and wish you the best for the upcoming ICA Conference in May 2020.

New Frontiers of the Culture-Centered Approach: Interventions Disrupting Structures.
Chairs(s): Christine Elers (Massey University) and Pooja Jayan (University)
Discussant(s): Mohan Jyoti Dutta (University)

Culturally Centering Indigenous Voice
Christine Elers; Mohan Jyoti Dutta; Pooja Jayan; Phoebe Elers; Terri Te Tau

The Culture-Centered Approach for Voice Infrastructures: The Poverty Is Not Our Future Campaign
Steve Elers; Phoebe Elers; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

A Culture-Centered Approach to Health Intervention Amid Farmer Suicides in India
Ashwini Falnikar; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Navigating Health in Low Income Suburban Sites: A Cultured-Centered Project in Aotearoa New Zealand
Phoebe Elers; Terri Te Tau; Mohan Jyoti Dutta; Steve Elers; Pooja Jayan

Meanings of Health Among Migrant Indian Nurses in New Zealand
Pooja Jayan; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Digital Media, Racist Networks of Hate, and Power
Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Decolonizing Epistemicide: When Subaltern Communities Own Knowledge Production Infrastructures
Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Land, Space and the Constitution of Poverty in Suburban Aotearoa New Zealand
Phoebe Elers; Mohan Jyoti Dutta; Steve Elers

Health Misinformation: A Global Threat
Chairs(s): Mohan Jyoti Dutta (Massey University)

A Culture-Centered Approach to Health Intervention Amid Farmer Suicides in India
Ashwini Falnikar; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

A Community-Based Heart Health Intervention: Culture-Centered Study of Low-Income Malays and Heart Health Practices
Satveer Kaur; Mohan Jyoti Dutta; Munirah Bashir

Meanings of Health Among Migrant Indian Nurses in New Zealand
Pooja Jayan; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Theorising Māori Health and Wellbeing: Voices From the Margins
Christine Elers; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Hindutva 2.0, Digital Transformation and the Re-Imagined Nation
Bipin Sebastian; Mohan Jyoti Dutta

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series-Lecture #4 : COVID, Freud & the Small House at Allington

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series-Lecture #4 : COVID,Freud & the Small House at Allington with Dr. David Hill, M.D, Health Hub Project, New Zealand

Lecture#4:
COVID,Freud & the Small House at Allington
with Dr. David Hill, M.D, Health Hub Project, New Zealand


CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series Lecture 4: COVID, Freud & the Small House at Allington with Dr. David Hill, Health Hub Project, New Zealand
Facebook Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/287868709275072/

Abstract: The Covid pandemic has shown how fragile our illusion of superiority is. It has exposed the failure of our systems to cope with a pandemic, failures driven by policies that have created vast inequalities and inequities in our societies. It has also demonstrated how we use language and the psychology presentation and the use of language to represent truth. The Victorians in their novels, from Dickens, to Trollope and George Eliot used prolix and obfuscation to avoid talking about sex and sexuality, just as Freud focussed on behaviours and their sexual representations so do our current politicians use the same tools of prolix and obfuscation to hide truth and promote self interest and the interest of the oligarchs at the expense of the people they represent.
Health and health care have been used as a political tool for years and it is only at times like this that its vulnerability becomes apparent. The health system is controlled by dysfunctional bureaucracies that do not reflect the psychosocial progress of our society and the need for grass roots movement to renew and deepen our democracy. We cannot change what we do unless our organisations change to reflect our social world. They must be flexible, agile and able to listen, sense and respond to their communities. The presentation will discuss ways this can be achieved.

About CARE COVID19 Lecture Series:

In this lecture series, we will cover the various aspects of health communication within the context of the COVID19 pandemic. From strategies of risk messaging, to community organizing, to systems of governance, to processes of structural transformation, we will explore the ways in which communication is constituted by the crisis and in turn, constitutes the crisis. Anchored in the key tenets of the culture-centered approach (CCA), the series will draw on lectures, conversations, and workshops with community organizers, activists, academics, and policy makers across the globe.

More info on CARE Facebook: @CAREMassey & @healthhubprojectNZ

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2004

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Reaching unhealthy eaters: Applying a strategic approach to media vehicle choice.  Health Communication, 16, 493-506.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  An alternative approach to social capital: Exploring the linkage between health consciousness and community participation.  Health Communication, 16, 393-409.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Describing volunteerism:  The theory of unified responsibility.  Journal of Public Relations Research, 16, 353-369.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Interpersonal communication after 9/11 via the telephone and the Internet: Theory of channel complementarity.  New Media and Society, 6, 661-675.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Poverty, structural barriers and health: A Santali narrative of health communication.  Qualitative Health Research, 14, 1-16.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  The unheard voices of Santalis: Communicating about health from the margins of India.  Communication Theory, 14, 237-263.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Developing a profile of consumer intention to seek out health information beyond the doctor.  Health Marketing Quarterly, 21, 91-112.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Primary sources of health information: Comparison in the domain of health attitudes, health cognitions, and health behaviors.  Health Communication, 16, 273-288.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  The impact of completeness and Web use motivation on the credibility of e-Health information.  Journal of Communication,54, 253-269.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Health attitudes, health cognitions and health behaviors among Internet health information seekers: Population-based survey.  Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6, e15.  Retrieved June 2, 2004, from http://www.jmir.org/2004/2/e15/index.htm

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  An alternative approach to entertainment education.  Journal of International Communication, 10, 93-107.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  Complementarity in consumption of news types across traditional and new media.  Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 48, 41-60.

Dutta-Bergman, M.  (2004).  A descriptive narrative of healthy eating: A social marketing approach using psychographics.  Health Marketing Quarterly, 20, 81-101.