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Radical Media
Rebellious Communication and Social Movements


August 2000 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This is an entirely new edition of the author's 1984 study (originally published by South End Press) of radical media and movements. The first and second sections are original to this new edition. The first section explores social and cultural theory in order to argue that radical media should be a central part of our understanding of media in history. The second section weaves an historical and international tapestry of radical media to illustrate their centrality and diversity, from dance and graffiti to video and the internet and from satirical prints and street theatre to culture-jamming, subversive song, performance art and underground radio. The section also includes consideration of ultra-rightist media as a key contrast case. The book's third section provides detailed case-studies of the anti-fascist media explosion of 1974-75 in Portugal, Italy's long-running radical media, radio and access video in the USA, and illegal media in the dissolution of the former Soviet bloc dictatorships.


 
PART ONE: CONCEPTS - RADICAL MEDIA INTERSECT MEDIA THEORY
 
Popular Culture, `Audiences' and Radical Media
 
Power, Hegemony, Resistance
 
Social Movements, the Public Sphere, Networks
 
Community, Democracy, Dialogue and Radical Media
 
Art, Aesthetics, Radical Media, Communication
 
Radical Media Organization
Two Models  
 
Religion, Ethnicity, the International Dimension
 
Repressive Radical Media
 
PART TWO: RADICAL MEDIA TAPESTRY: COMMUNICATIVE REBELLION IN HISTORY AND GLOBALLY
 
Public Speech, Dance, Jokes and Song
 
Graffiti and Dress
 
Popular Theatre, Street Theatre, Performance Art and Culture Jamming
 
The Press
 
`Mind Bombs'
Woodcuts, Satirical Prints, Flyers, Photomontage, Posters, Murals  
 
Radio
 
Film and Video
 
The Internet
 
PART THREE: EXTENDED CASE STUDIES
 
The Portuguese Explosion
The Collapse of Dictatorship and Colonialism, 1974 - 75  
 
Italy
Three Decades of Radical Media  
 
Access Television and Grassroots Political Communication in the United States
 
KPFA, Berkeley and Free Radio Berkeley
 
Samizdat in the Former Soviet Bloc
 
A Hexagon by Way of a Conclusion

Interesting book. Appropriate for master level.

Dr Claudia Sima
Dept of Tourism & Leisure Management, University of Central Lancashire
December 9, 2015

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