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Spoma Jovanovic

**Education: Ph.D., University of Denver--M.A., University of Denver--B.A., University of California, Los Angeles **Scholarly interests: Ethics, civic participation, community, organizational communication, and interpretive research methods

There are 12 included publications by Spoma Jovanovic :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Barrack Obama's Call to Restore Ethics in Politics 2008 29 How do we bring ethics into the world of politics? Presidential hopeful Barack Obama told us how in his primary season speech, “A More Perfect Union.” Obama offered messages of hope, care and compassion as he communicated about the suffering in our c...
Communication as critical inquiry in service-learning 2003 231 Service-learning courses offer the opportunity for students to make sense of the social world by recognizing its political and ethical dimensions through practical engagement in community problems. This paper presents pedagogical resources to inspire...
Communication ethics and ethical culture: A study of the ethics initiative in Denver City Government 2006 896 This article examines the work of the ethics initiative in the City of Denver to see how talk about ethics contributes to an ethical culture. By paying particular attention to the communication in the city's Code of Ethics, ethics training discussion...
Critical Pedagogy Overseas 2011 291 This essay fuses critical pedagogical concepts of selected scholars with real-life narratives of teaching English as a Second Language in Japan. This exposition of critical pedagogues, JET Programme participants and students addresses the challenges ...
Difficult conversations as moral imperative: Negotiating ethnic identities during war 2003 266 I found the claim of a "moral imperative" as reason to bomb Kosovo and the sovereign nation of Yugoslavia to be untenable because as an American of Serbian descent, I saw the media portrayal of my relatives, culture, and ancestry reduced to descripti...
Ethics in the City: How Talk about Ethics Leads to an Ethical Culture 2006 38 A study by Spoma Jovanovic (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) and Roy Wood (University of Denver) set out to explore communication about ethics to see if there are ways of talking that do make a difference and to explore how an ethics initiat...
News Talks: Critical Service-Learning for Social Change 2011 41 We detail the process and results of one campus community partnership in Greensboro, North Carolina that began with the free delivery of the local daily newspaper to low-income residents as a way to encourage civic deliberation and action. Here, we f...
Open Access Publishing & the Tenure and Promotion Process 2012 2438 A recording of a Faculty Forum sponsored by the Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Committee and the University Libraries on October 23, 2012 on the UNCG campus. Issues discussed included the future of open access publishing, article processing ...
Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice (Book Review) 2010 30 A review of the book “Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice” by John B. Hatch.
Social Capital and the Experience of Prejudice, Aggression and Discrimination among Immigrants, US-Born Minorities, and Whites in Greensboro, NC. 2011 190 Immigrants experience a myriad of pressures in accessing resources and negotiating culture that other city populations typically do not experience. At the same time, immigrants report use of unique protective factors, or behaviors and conditions that...
Speaking at the bedrock of ethics 2004 536 In a moment familiar to many of us, one of the authors of this piece attended a philosophical meeting on the topic of Emmanuel Levinas. "So, you are in communication studies," said a philosopher during a break. "Why would a speech person be intereste...
Who‘s Afraid of Politics? On the Need to Teach Political Engagement 2010 253 There is a crisis in the political body today and we, as professors at institutions of higher education, share responsibility for it. The crisis of which we speak is widespread cynicism, inaction, and disengagement from the political realm and from ...