CAIRO BOOKS's Description
A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era
of global communication
With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media
activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines
community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives.
More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the
relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and
communication and community.
Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media
initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions,
forms, and practices-community radio, participatory video, street newspapers,
Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge
analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new,
emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach
to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and
political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented
media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and
practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion
This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses
such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change,
Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of
communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.