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This book explores how the Internet presents radical ways of organising 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. The book is characterised by in-depth case studies. Topics include the media of new social movements and other radical political organisations (including the far right); websites produced by fans of popular culture; and media dedicated to developing a critical, 'public' journalism. It locates these studies in appropriate theoretical and historical contexts, while remaining accessible to a student audience.Major themes* The use of the Internet by political groups such as the anti-capitalist and environmental movements, as well as the far right* Radical forms of creativity and distribution: the anti-copyright and sampling/file-sharing movements, and their role as cultural critics in a corporate world* The development and maintenance of a global, 'digital public sphere' of protes

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This book is a guide to all aspects of political organization and cultural production on the Internet. 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.

About the Author

Chris Atton is Reader in Journalism at the Napier University, Edinburgh

Product Details

ISBN:
9780748617692
Author:
Atton, Chris
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Computers Reference-Social Aspects
Subject:
Film - General
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 1 in 0.962 lb

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , This book is a guide to all aspects of political organization and cultural production on the Internet. 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.
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