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Autonomous Media
Activating Resistance & Dissent

Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Publisher:  Cumulus Press, Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  2005  
Pages:  168pp   Price:  $18.00   ISBN:  0-9733499-4-8
Library of Congress Number:  HM1206.M37 2005   Dewey:  302.23
Resource Type:  Book

Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.

Abstract:  A collection of essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies. It is based on the premise that autonomous media are the vehicles of social movements: attempts to subvert the social order by reclaiming the means of communication. These media attempt to amplify the voices of people and groups normally without access to the media. They seek to work autonomously from dominant institutions like corporations and the state. The content of autonomous media is intended to provide information that supports social struggles.


Table of Contents

Introduction

One: Hard at work in the bamboo garden
Media Activists and Social Movements

Two: Broadcasting on our own terms
Temporary Autonomous Radio

Three: How open is open?
The Politics of Open Publishing

Four: 101 tricks to play with the mainstream
Culture Jamming as Subversive Recreation

Five: Independent reporting
A Tool for International Solidarity Building

Six: Echoes from the curb
Street Newspapers and Empowerment

Seven: Screening the revolution
FAQ's About Video Activism

Eight: Re/writing media
Weblogs as Autonomous Spaces

Nine: Networkers unite!
Strengthening Media Solidarity

Afterword
Linking Back, Looking Forward

Bibliography
Contributors
Acknowledgements

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