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Making Our Media: Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere Vol. One (Rodriguez, Kidd, St

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Title: Making Our Media: Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere Vol. One
Sub-title: Creating New Communication Spaces
Editor(s): Clemencia Rodriguez, Dorothy Kidd and Laura Stein
Publish Date: October 2009
Pages: 348
Format: Cloth
This volume of Making Our Media focuses on the praxis of alternative media, including radio, video, film, and Internet initiatives in South and North America, southern Africa, India, Australia, ad Europe. Chapter authors consider the relationship between these media and the people they serve, re-evaluate established theoretical frameworks, and present new ones for understanding alternative and citizens' media in light of contemporary local and global realities. While some of the authors critically explore the internal operations of citizen's media, including their gender, race and power dynamics, others shed light on how alternative media interact with different political formations, such as the (nation) state and social movements. Grounded in empirical evidence and theoretical insight, the book takes a critical approach to the roles alternative and citizens' media can play in building inclusive, participatory democracies.

Contents: Introduction, Dorothy Kidd and Clemencia Rodriguez. SECTION I: PUSHING THEORETICAL BOUNDARIES. Introduction, Nick Couldry. Making Culture Visible: Juan Francisco Salazar. Analyzing Grassroots Journalism on the Web: Reporting and the Participatory Practice of Online News Gathering, Christopher Anderson. Theorizing Citizens' Media: A Rhizomatic Approach, Tanja E. Bosch. SECTION II: COMMUNICATIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE PROJECTS. Introduction, Dorothy Kidd. Community Radio and Women: Forging Subaltern Counterpublics, Vinod Pavarala and Kanchan Kumar Malik. Participatory Video as an Empowerment Tool for Social Change, Chido Erica Felicity Matewa. Knowledges in Dialogue: A Participatory Evaluation Study of Citizens' Radio Stations in Magdalena Medio, Colombia, Clemencia Rodriguez. SECTION III: EXAMINING INTERNAL STRUCTURES, DYNAMICS AND FORMS. Introduction, Ellie Rennie. Making Spaces: Independent Media and the Formation of the Democratic Public Sphere in Australia, Michael Meadows, Susan Forde, Jacqui Ewart, and Kerrie Foxwell. IndyMedia in Canada: Experiments in Developing Glocal Media Commons, David Skinner, Scott Uzelman, Andrea Langlois, and Frederic Dubois. Gender and Hierarchy: A Case Study of the Independent Media Center Network, Lisa Brooten and Gabriele Hadl. Crypto-hierarchy and its Discontents: Indymedia U.K., Janet Jones and Royston Martin. SECTION IV: OUR MEDIA AND THE STATE. Introduction, John Downing. When Our Media Belong to the State: Policy and Negotiations in Indigenous-language Radio in Mexico, Antoni Castells Talens. Reclaiming the Public Sphere in Chile under Dictatorship and Neoliberal Democracy, Rosalind Bresnahan. Capture Wales Digital Storytelling: Community Media Meets the BBC, Jenny Kidd. About the Authors. Author Index. Subject Index.

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