|aFrontiers in political communication,|x1525-9730 ;|vv. 16
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction to the past : social movements and alternative media -- Resistance performance -- Interactivity -- "Speaking truth to power" and "amorality" : the reformist quadrants -- Insurrections and cafés : the radical quadrants -- Alternative media world.
|a"Scholars of journalism and media studies have illustrated the production of alternative media as a means for activists to generate dissent, while communication scholars have examined activists' performances and image events as challenges to dominant power structures. The approaches of both fields have contributed to academic understanding of social movements in modern society, but until now, their findings have emerged separate from one another." "This book brings together both lines of research, and demonstrates the role of alternative media in the performance of resistance against power structures by contemporary activists. Specifically, the book explores the role of alternative media in the establishment of activist networks in local communities; the role of alternative media in the construction of strategies of resistance by networked activists; and the role of interactivity between local and global networks in production of alternative media content."--Jacket.