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By Chris Atton

ISBN-10: 0415644046

ISBN-13: 9780415644044

The Routledge significant other to substitute and neighborhood Media presents an authoritative and finished exam of the various kinds, practices and philosophies of other and group media internationally. the quantity deals a multiplicity of views to ascertain the explanations why replacement and neighborhood media come up, how they improve specifically methods and specifically areas, and the way they could improve our realizing of the wider media panorama and its position in society. The 50 chapters current quite a number theoretical and methodological positions, and arguments to illustrate the dynamic, not easy and leading edge pondering round the topic; finding media conception and perform in the broader issues of democracy, citizenship, social exclusion, race, category and gender. as well as learn from the united kingdom, the united states, Canada, Europe and Australia, the better half additionally comprises reviews from Colombia, Haiti, India, South Korea and Zimbabwe, permitting overseas comparisons to be made and likewise making an allowance for the problematisation of conventional - usually Western - methods to media reports. by means of contemplating media practices throughout more than a few cultures and groups, this assortment is a perfect spouse to the most important matters and debates inside substitute and neighborhood media.

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And Curran, J. ) Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield (pp. 3–15). Downing, J. D. H. (1980) The Media Machine. London: Pluto Press. ——(1984) Radical Media: The Political Experience of Alternative Communication. Boston, MA: South End Press. ” Media, Culture and Society, 25(5), 625–45. ——(Ford, T. , Gil, G. ) (2001) Radical Media: Rebellious Communication and Social Movements. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Duncombe, S. (1997) Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture.

And Fuchs, C. ” Technics and Informatics, 27, 141–50. Sheppard, R. (2000) Modernism–Dada–Postmodernism. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press. Uzelman, S. ” International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 7(1), 21–36. Warner, M. (2002) Publics and Counterpublics. New York: Zone Books. 31 2 VANGUARD MEDIA The promise of strategic communication? ” (Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto, 1848) Since the beginnings of the financial crisis in 2007, the spectre of ‘communism’ has begun to haunt the world for the first time in a quarter century, amidst the tumult of growing social and political unrest, from the ‘Arab Spring’ to Quebec’s ‘Maple Spring’, from anti-austerity protests in Europe to the spread of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) across the US and beyond.

Some earlier chapters have already touched on similar issues (for example, in Parts II and IV); Part V presents seven case studies that enable a more focused reflection on the nature of community and identity in alternative media. One such approach is that of digital storytelling, intended to help ‘ordinary people’ marginalised in dominant media cultures develop techniques for self-representation and social participation. Christina Spurgeon and Jean Burgess’s (Chapter 35) case study of the Center for Digital Storytelling demonstrates how collaborative workshops are able to build trust, solidarity and narrative capacity among non-professional media producers.

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