Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked by Nick Couldry James Curran

By Nick Couldry James Curran

Contesting Media strength is the main formidable overseas assortment thus far at the around the globe progress of other media which are demanding the ability focus in huge media agencies. Media students and political scientists boost a huge comparative framework for interpreting replacement media in Australia, Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, the uk, and the us. subject matters contain self sufficient media facilities, homosexual on-line networks and replacement internet dialogue boards, feminist movie, political journalism and social networks, indigenous verbal exchange, and church-sponsored media. this significant publication can help form debates at the media's position in present international struggles, equivalent to the anti-globalization stream.

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This free space is characterized by reflexive pract泣, creativity, and challenge. In turn, Melucci (1995) stresses the necess紅y independence of such spac臼 from government, the sta仗, and other dorninant political institutions and practices-an independence 也at allows for 也eir mainte研 nance as experimental zones within which alternative me甜s of “sociation" may be developed. Cox (undated) similarly defines free spaces as “situations of a relative weakening of determination by the 10gics of power and economics" and Bookchin considers the a血nity group as the “ free space" par excellen叫“in which revolutionaries can make themselves , individually, and also as social beings" (Bookchin , 1986: 243).

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