Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)
- Publish Date: 2003-09-09
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Nick Couldry James Curran
Contesting Media Power explores the worldwide growth of alternative media that challenge the power concentration in large media corporations. Media scholars and political scientists analyze alternative media in Australia, Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Topics include independent media centers, gay online networks and alternative web discussion forums; feminist film, political journalism and social networks; indigenous communication and church-sponsored media. This important book will help shape debates on the media's role in current global struggles.