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Alternative and activist new media

Author: Leah A Lievrouw
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2011.
Series: Digital media and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alternative and Activist New Media provides a rich and accessible overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views, share their own DIY information systems and content, and otherwise resist, talk back to, or confront dominant media culture. Today, a lively and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leah A Lievrouw
ISBN: 9780745641843 0745641849 9780745641836 0745641830 0745675077 9780745675077
OCLC Number: 656772605
Description: ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of tables and figures --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
The roots of alternative and activist new media --
Monkeywrenching the media machine: culture jamming --
Hacking the new out of the old: alternative computing --
Breaking through the information blockade: participatory journalism and indymedia --
Getting people on the "street": mediated mobilization --
Challenging the experts: commons knowledge --
New media, mediation --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Digital media and society series.
Responsibility: Leah A. Lievrouw.

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An overview of the ways in which different groups use new media to resist or confront dominant media culture. Takes in some of the trendiest areas of digital media studies, such as participatory  Read more...
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"Providing theory and practical examples, the book will be useful not only to media scholars but also to those interested in politics and social change." Choice "An excellent introduction to Read more...

 
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