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Community Media

Making Waves: Stories of Participatory Communication For Social Change

By Alfonso Gumucio Dagron

Community Media: A Global Introduction (Critical Media Studies)

by Ellie Rennie

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (July 28, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0742539253

This concise text will help readers understand the ongoing fascination with do-it-yourself media around the world. Ellie Rennie explains how community media has, since its beginning, challenged the mainstream. A clear and useful guide for students, Community Media lays out the terrain in which community media theory and advocacy have located themselves, including the ideals of participation, community, and social change.

Alternative and Activist Media (Media Topics) (Paperback)

by Mitzi Waltz (Author)

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (December 15, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0748619585

This study of alternative and activist media provides an introduction to alternative media theories, audiences and practices. It brings diverse voices and concepts from outside the commercial media world to the fore, enriching and challenging mass media. Illustrated with historical and current examples, from both a UK and international perspective, it also includes carefully constructed exercises and discussion topics based on case studies and available texts.

Hand Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media

By Dee Dee Halleck

Illustrated 432 pages

Fordham University Press

Language: English

ISBN: 0823221008

A collection of essays, presentations and lectures written with the aim of developing a critical sense of the potential and limitations of mediated communication. The author includes a discussion of her own development as a teacher, producer and participant in the struggle for media democracy.

Community Media

International Perspectives

Edited by Linda K. Fuller

Palgrave Macmillan, May 2007

ISBN: 978-1-4039-7794-6, ISBN10: 1-4039-7794-1

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 272 pages

Drawing on both theoretical and practical case studies,Community Media moves from developing attempts at local media to case studies and on to cyber-examples. Alphabetically, its more than two dozen cases include reports on the Asian Pacific region, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latin America, Lebanon, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as a number of other perspectives and (virtual) visions. The contributors, all distinguished international communications scholars, present a range of perspectives on the ever-burgeoning area of grassroots, local media by the people, for the people, their research representing participant observation, hands-on community involvement, serving on international boards of directors, content analysis, and ethical inquiries. It will appeal to a range of academic disciplines, community media groups, and the thousands of people who work in their local cable television centers to provide an alternative voice to mainstream media.

Understanding Community Media (Paperback)

by Kevin Howley (Editor)

Paperback: 424 pages

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc (September 9, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1412959055

Bringing together an international team of scholars and practitioners, it introduces students to the emerging field of community media studies. Throughout, contributors explore a wide range of media institutions, forms and practices-community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers (IMCs), and community informatics-from around the world. Over thirty original essays consider the particular and distinctive ways local populations make use of various technologies for purposes of community communication. The collection provides an incisive and timely analysis of the relationship between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community.