Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies

Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies

by Kevin Howley
     
 

This study of community media 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… See more details below

Overview

This study of community media 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521792288
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1Locating community media13
2Tracing the global through the local : perspectives on community media39
3Finding a spot on the dial : Firehouse Broadcasting from Bloomington, Indiana83
4Downtown community television : cultural politics and technological form133
5A poor people's press : Street feat184
6Victoria's network : (re) imagining community in the information age226

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