Alternative media

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SAGE, 2002 - History - 172 pages

In this book, Chris Atton offers a fresh introduction to alternative media: one which is not limited to `radical' media, but can also account for newer cultural forms such as zines, fanzines, and personal websites.

Alternative Media:

  • Examines how and why people produce and use alternative media - to make meaning, to interpret, and to change the world in which they live
  • Encompasses a wide range of alternative media and draws on examples from both the United States and United Kingdom
  • Locates contemporary alternative media in their cultural, historical and political contexts


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The Economics of Production
What Use is a Zine? Identitybuilding and Social

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About the author (2002)

Chris Atton is reader in journalism at the School of Communication Arts, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the winner of the American Library Association's Janice Eubanks Award for outstanding achievements in promoting alternative media in libraries.