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Community Media
People, Places, and Communication Technologies

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  • Date Published: April 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521796682

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  • While transnational conglomerates consolidate their control of the global mediascape, local communities struggle to create democratic media systems. This groundbreaking study of community media, first published in 2005, combines original research with comparative and theoretical analysis in an engaging and accessible style. Kevin Howley explores the different ways in which local communities come to make use of various technologies such as radio, television, print and computer networks for purposes of community communication and considers the ways these technologies shape, and are shaped by, the everyday lived experience of local populations. He also addresses broader theoretical and philosophical issues surrounding the relationship between communication and community, media systems and the public sphere. Case studies illustrate the pivotal role community media play in promoting cultural production and communicative democracy within and between local communities. This book will make a significant contribution to existing scholarship in media and cultural studies on alternative, participatory and community-based media.

    • Balances a theoretically informed discussion of community media with engagingly presented empirical detail
    • Situates a comprehensive discussion of community media in terms of the global struggle for communicative democracy
    • Includes four, richly described case studies of community media organizations
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521796682
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Locating community media
    2. Tracing the global through the local: perspectives on community media
    3. Finding a spot on the dial: Firehouse Broadcasting from Bloomington, Indiana
    4. Downtown Community Television: cultural politics and technological form
    5. A poor people's press: Street Feat
    6. Victoria's Network: (re) imagining community in the information age
    Conclusion
    References.

  • Author

    Kevin Howley, DePauw University, Indiana
    Kevin Howley is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at DePauw University. He has published in a number of journals including the International Journal of Cultural Studies, the Journal of Film and Video, the Journal of Radio Studies and Ecumene.

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