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The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media

Edited by: Chris Atton

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415644044
eBook ISBN: 9781315717241
Adobe ISBN: 9781317509417

10.4324/9781315717241
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The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media provides an authoritative and comprehensive examination of the diverse forms, practices and philosophies of alternative and community media across the world.

The volume offers a multiplicity of perspectives to examine the reasons why alternative and community media arise, how they develop in particular ways and in particular places, and how they can enrich our understanding of the broader media landscape and its place in society.

The 50 chapters present a range of theoretical and methodological positions, and arguments to demonstrate the dynamic, challenging and innovative thinking around the subject; locating media theory and practice within the broader concerns of democracy, citizenship, social exclusion, race, class and gender.

In addition to research from the UK, the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, the Companion also includes studies from Colombia, Haiti, India, South Korea and Zimbabwe, enabling international comparisons to be made and also allowing for the problematisation of traditional - often Western - approaches to media studies.

By considering media practices across a range of cultures and communities, this collection is an ideal companion to the key issues and debates within alternative and community media.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Alternative Logics? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Vanguard Media Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Alternative Media and Voice Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Beyond the Binaries? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Commercialism and the Deconstruction of Alternative and Mainstream Media Download PDF
Chapter  7:  What’s Left? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Alternative Mediation, Power and Civic Agency in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Conceptualising Social Movement Media Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Changing Citizenship, Practising (Alternative) Politics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cameras and Stories to Disarm Wars Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Theorising Voice in India Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Blackfella Listening to Blackfella Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Civic Participation and the Vocabularies for Democratic Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Political Economy of Capitalist and Alternative Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Community Media Policy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Community Media in the Nordic Countries Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Alternative and Community Media in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Community Media and Media Policy Reform in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Alter-Globalisation and Alternative Media Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Internet Freedoms and Restrictions Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Economic Tensions Faced by Community Radio Broadcasters Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Dynamic Practices and their Potential for the Alternative Public Sphere In Korea Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Peripheral Visions? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Between Aspiration and Reality Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Politics, Participation and the People Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Digital Media and News Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Listening to the Voiceless Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Haiti Grassroots Watch Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Giving Peace Journalism a Chance Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Beyond the First Story Download PDF
Chapter  32:  ‘Iphone-Wielding Amateurs’ Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Independent Citizen Journalism and Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Working the Story Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Community and Alternative Media Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Making Media Participatory Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Diasporic Media in Multicultural Societies Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Prisoners’ Radio Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Fanzines Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Movement Media as Technologies of Self-Mediation Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Occupy and Social Movement Communication Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Will it Harm the Sheep? Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Technological Struggles in Community Media Download PDF
Chapter  44:  A Clash of Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  45:  I Film Therefore I am Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Flosstv Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Social Media and Activist Communication Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Motivations of Alternative Media Producers Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Hacktivism as a Radical Media Practice Download PDF
Chapter  50:  ‘Look @ This Fukken Doge’ Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Slow Media as Alternative Media Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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