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Alternative media

Author: Chris Atton
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : SAGE, 2002.
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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. It encompasses a wide range of alternative media and draws on examples from both the United States and United Kingdom. It locates contemporary alternative media in their cultural, historical and political contexts. [from publisher's advertisement].

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atton, Chris.
Alternative media.
London ; Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : SAGE, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Atton
ISBN: 0761967710 0761967702 9780761967705 9780761967712
OCLC Number: 47900803
Language Note: English.
Description: vi, 172 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Approaching alternative media : theory and methodology --
2. The economics of production --
3. What use is a Zine? Identity-building and social signification in Zine culture --
4. Alternative media and new social movements --
5. Writers, readers and knowledge in new social movement media --
6. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in alternative media.
Responsibility: Chris Atton.
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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  Read more...


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'Original and intriguing...[alternative media] are very often to be found sparking the earliest stages of the news cycle and of political and cultural movements, as well as fuelling the dynamics of Read more...

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