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Alternative Media in Canada

Alternative Media in Canada

by Kirsten Kozolanka
     
 

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Alternative media hold the promise of building public awareness and action against the constraints and limitations of media conglomeration and cutbacks to public broadcasting. But what, exactly, makes alternative media alternative? This path-breaking volume gets to the heart of this question by focusing on the three interconnected dimensions that define alternative

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Alternative media hold the promise of building public awareness and action against the constraints and limitations of media conglomeration and cutbacks to public broadcasting. But what, exactly, makes alternative media alternative? This path-breaking volume gets to the heart of this question by focusing on the three interconnected dimensions that define alternative media in Canada: structure, participation, and activism. The contributors reveal not only how various kinds of alternative media - including indigenous, anarchist, ethnic, and feminist media - are enabled and constrained within Canada’s complex policy environment but also how, in the context of globalization, the Canadian experience parallels media and policy challenges in other nations.

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This volume brings together leading scholars of alternative media, many of whom have practical experience in media production and/or policy advocacy. It will be essential reading for researchers and students of media and politics, as well as for activists and citizens interested in the struggles — both historic and impending — for democratic communication and social change in Canada.
- Robert A. Hackett, co-author of Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication

This book provides absorbing accounts of Canada's rich and diverse alternative media histories and practices. Contributors produce a multi-faceted analysis of the ever-growing impact of "nano"-media inside and alongside social activism and alternative cultural expression. Of interest to those in Canadian studies, as well as social movement and ethnic studies, it also should be read by media researchers and media activists everywhere.
- John D.H. Downing, editor of Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780774821650
Publisher:
University of British Columbia Press
Publication date:
03/18/2013
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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John D.H. Downing
This book provides absorbing accounts of Canada's rich and diverse alternative media histories and practices. Contributors produce a multi-faceted analysis of the ever-growing impact of nano-media inside and alongside social activism and alternative cultural expression. Of interest to those in Canadian studies, as well as social movement and ethnic studies, it also should be read by media researchers and media activists everywhere.

Robert A. Hackett
This volume brings together leading scholars of alternative media, many of whom have practical experience in media production and/or policy advocacy. It will be essential reading for researchers and students of media and politics, as well as for activists and citizens interested in the struggles— both historic and impending— for democratic communication and social change in Canada.

Meet the Author

Kirsten Kozolanka is an associate professor in theSchool of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Patricia Mazepa and David Skinner areboth associate professors in the Department of Communication Studies atYork University.Contributors: Marian Bredin, Nicole S. Cohen,Barbara M. Freeman, Sandra Jeppesen, Karim H. Karim, Evan Light,Michael Lithgow, Sonja Macdonald, Kate Milberry, and Scott Uzelman.

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