Alternative media and the Politics of Resistance. Perspectives and Challenges

Alternative Media and the Politics of Resistance. Perspectives and Challenges

In these essays, a series of authors get to grips with the multiple facets of “nano-media.” Some of their observations are very much at the conceptual level, others specific to a place and a time, while others blend both approaches. Contributions to the international conference “Alternative Media and New Public Settings” (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006) discuss different “nano-media” forms and practices, which surface as tellers of truth, which serve as sites for fresh interpretations of our realities, and which often disrupt the frames and conventions of mainstream mediated communication.

Mojca Pajnik and John D. H. Downing
Introduction: The Challenges of “Nano-media” (.pdf)

Hanno Hardt
Talk, or the Decline of Conversation in the Age of Mass Communication

Chris Atton
Bringing Alternative Media Practice to Theory: Media Power, Alternative Journalism and Production

John D. H. Downing
Social Movement Media and Democracy: Achievements and Issues

Natalie Fenton
New Media, Politics and Resistance

Gabriele Hadl and Jo Dongwon
New Approaches to Our Media: General Challenges and the Korean Case

Pantelis Vatikiotis
Challenges and Questions for Alternative Media

Larisa Ranković
The Prospects for the Development of Alternative Media in Serbia

Ruth Heritage
Video Activist Citizenship & the Undercurrents Media Project: A British Case Study in Alternative Media


Index (.pdf)