Underground

Author: Nigel Fountain
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415007283
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Alternative Media

Author: Chris Atton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761967712
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book, Chris Atton offers a fresh introduction to alternative media: one which is not limited to `radical' media, but can also account for newer cultural forms such as zines, fanzines, and personal websites. Alternative Media: Examines how and why people produce and use alternative media - to make meaning, to interpret, and to change the world in which they live Encompasses a wide range of alternative media and draws on examples from both the United States and United Kingdom Locates contemporary alternative media in their cultural, historical and political contexts

Making the Local News

Author: Bob Franklin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415168031
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Author: Greg Elmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742511323
Format: PDF, ePub
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This critical reader of essays places the boom and bust years of the Internet in a broad cultural context. Exploring the world of HTML, Web browsers, cookies, online Net guides, portals and ISPs, this text includes the history of the Internet, case studies and discussions of online community.

Contesting media power

Author: Nick Couldry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN:
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In this book, media scholars and political scientists develop a broad comparative framework for analysing alternative media in various countries. Topics include independent media centres, gay online networks, feminist film and alternative web discussion forums.

Looking at class

Author: Sheila Rowbotham
Publisher: Rivers Oram Pr
ISBN:
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Television and film not only entertain and reflect social change, they may also participate and influence these changes -- the recent success of The Full Monty and Billy Elliot show popular British comedy based on such painful social transformations.Looking at Class brings together film and television practitioners with academic students of cultural and economic change to examine the media representation of the British working class in the twentieth century -- a time of decline for the manual working class when a complex service-based economy emerged. The book covers a large range of genres from documentaries to soaps and shows that complex cultural transitions can be communicated clearly in prose as well as in screen drama.

Media Organization and Production

Author: Simon Cottle
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761974949
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on the work of international contributors Media Organization and Production examines a wide range of global-local media organizations and the production of different mediums and genres. Following the editor's introduction which sets out the principal differences of approach and defining debates, chapters address: transnational and national, commercial and public service corporations; international film and TV co-productions; children's television news production, the historical development of 'liveness' on radio, and music journalism; the politics and organizational forms of alternative media production including radical newspapers, video and the internet; and the changing 'production ecology' of natural history television. These topics are examined through a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to illuminate how cultural production often involves a complex articulation of differing influences and constraints, both material and discursive, intended and unintended, structurally determined and culturally mediated.Together the chapters in this book help to recover this complexity and thereby help us to better understand the nature and output of today's media.

Rebel Alliances

Author: Benjamin Franks
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859406
Format: PDF
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A philosophical perspective on class-struggle anarchism in Britain today that identifies the main principles distinguishing this tradition from competing Leninist, liberal and social democratic groupings. From these key characteristics, Franks then constructs an 'ideal-type' of anarchism against which the theory and practice of contemporary groups are assessed. All the recurring concerns of anarchism are subjected to his scrutiny: the nature of the revolutionary subject; workplace and community organising; violence and the meaning of direct action.