Hand-Held Visions: The Uses of Community Media / Edition 1

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Overview


For almost forty years, DeeDee Halleck has been involved in a variety of projects that involve media making by non-professionals.Her goal has been to develop a critical sense of the potential and limitations of mediated communication through practical exercises that generate a sense of both individual and non-hierarchical group power over the various apparati of media and electronic technology. Hand-Held Visions is a collection of essays, presentations, and lectures that she has written throughout this process. Halleck starts with a discussion of her own development as a teacher, producer, and an active participant in the struggle for media democracy. She gives the reader a historical first-person perspective on the community-based media movement and a sense of the determination and resolve that have enabled often fragile and much embattled organizations and individuals to survive in a climate dominated by global media corporations that are in direct opposition to their work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823221011
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Series: Communications and Media Studies Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

DeeDee Halleck, Professor of Communications at the University of California at San Diego, is a filmmaker, video activist, media critic and co-founder of Paper Tiger Television and Deep Dish Television.

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