Contesting Media Power Alternative Media in a Networked World

ISBN-10: 0742523853
ISBN-13: 9780742523852
Edition: 2003
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List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In this book, media scholars and political scientists develop a broad comparative framework for analysing alternative media in various countries. Topics include independent media centres, gay online networks, feminist film and alternative Web discussion forums.

Nick Couldry is Reader in Media, Communications and Culture at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author or editor of five books including Media Rituals: A Critical Approach (Routledge 2003), The Place of Media Power (Routledge 2000) and (coedited with James Curran) Contesting Media Power (Rowman and Littlefield 2003).

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