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Radical Media
Rebellious Communication and Social Movements


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Mass Communication

August 2000 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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, this book is a comprehensive analysis of all radical media and movements.The first part of the book explores social and cultural theory in order to show that radical media should be a central part of our understanding of media in history. The second part provides an historical and international analysis of radical media to illustrate their centrality and diversity. This section also includes consideration of ultra-rightist media as a key contrast case. The final part provides detailed case studies of the anti-fascist media explosion of 1974-75 in Portugal, Italy's long-running radical media, and 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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John D. H. Downing

John Downing is Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin. He is a co-editor of Questioning the Media (1990) and has contributed to the journals Media, Culture & Society and Discourse & Society More About Author

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