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Written by a leading expert in alternative media, this book is an authoritative guide to all aspects of political organization and cultural production on the Internet. Focusing on culture, politics, and economics, the range of topics covered will make it an attractive text for a wide range of readers. Some of the major themes discussed in the book include the use of the Internet by political groups such as the anti-capitalist and environmental movements, as well as the far right.
Atton explores how the Internet presents radical ways of organizing and producing media that offer political and cultural alternatives, both to ways of doing business and to how we understand the world and our place in it.
Introduction1. The Internet, Power and Transgression2. Radical Online Journalism3. Far-Right Media on the Internet: Culture, Discourse and Power4. Radical Creativity and Distribution: Sampling, Copyright and P2P5. Alternative Radio and the Internet6. Fan Culture and the InternetConclusion