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Alternative Media and Politics of Resistance

A Communication Perspective

by Joshua D. Atkinson (Author)
Textbook XVI, 177 Pages

Summary

Scholars of journalism and media studies have illustrated the production of alternative media as a means for activists to generate dissent, while communication scholars have examined activists’ performances and image events as challenges to dominant power structures. The approaches of both fields have contributed to academic understanding of social movements in modern society, but until now, their findings have emerged separate from one another. This book brings together both lines of research, and demonstrates the role of alternative media in the performance of resistance against power structures by contemporary activists. Specifically, the book explores the role of alternative media in the establishment of activist networks in local communities; the role of alternative media in the construction of strategies of resistance by networked activists; and the role of interactivity between local and global networks in production of alternative media content. The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses concerning social movements within the fields of communication, media, and journalism.

Details

Pages
XVI, 177
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433105180
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433105173
Language
English
Tags
the role of alternative media in the construction of strategies of resistance by networked activists the role of interactivity between local and global networks in production of alternative media content social movements and Jou Media Communication
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XVI, 177 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Joshua D. Atkinson (Author)

The Author: Joshua D. Atkinson is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. His research explores the role of alternative media in new social movements and activist networks, and has been published in journals such as Communication, Culture and Critique and Mass Communication and Society.

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