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Music and Engagement in the Asian Political Space

Music and Engagement in the Asian Political Space
Author(s)/Editor(s): Uche Titus Onyebadi (Texas Christian University, USA) and Delaware Arif (University of South Alabama, USA)
Copyright: ©2023
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5817-1
ISBN13: 9781799858171
ISBN10: 1799858170
EISBN13: 9781799858188


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The Asian continent is comprised of many political systems, populations, religions, and cultures. Yet, the undercurrents of politics and political affairs and how societies function in this vast region are not well known and are often misunderstood. The role of music and its impact on political affairs is just one of the unknown or misunderstood factors about this region.

Music and Engagement in the Asian Political Space considers scholarly work specifically on music and political engagement in the Asian political space. Covering key topics such as culture, engagement, national anthems, and political communication, this premier reference source is ideal for government officials, policymakers, industry professionals, researchers, academicians, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Uche Onyebadi (Ed.)
Uche Onyebadi is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Texas Christian University, USA. He also served as the Director of the School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA (2014-2016). Onyebadi holds a doctoral degree in journalism, with specialization in political communication, from the University of Missouri, Columbia- Missouri, USA. His research interests include political communication, media and politics, mass communication theory, media ethics, and international communication. His articles have been published in communication journals such as the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, International Communication Gazette, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Media, War & Conflict, International Communication Research Journal, and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Delaware Arif (Ed.)
Delaware Arif is an Associate Professor of Digital Journalism in the Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama, USA. He is the current Head of the International Communication Division (ICD) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He teaches Digital Writing & Production, Multimedia Storytelling, Social Media, and Ethics and Social Responsibility. Dr. Arif also taught mass communication courses at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Earlier in his career, Dr. Arif was an assistant professor, and later chair, in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Chittagong (Bangladesh). His professional experience includes working for the Reuters news agency, the Bangladesh National News Agency (BSS), completing a Training for Trainers course at the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) in Germany, and working for an international NGO, the Hunger Project. Dr. Arif earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), where his dissertation focused on the patterns of usage of social media among the South Asian diaspora group in the U.S.A. His research and peer-reviewed publications are in the areas of social media, new media, political communication, international communication, journalism studies, race and media, and mass media ethics.


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