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
Alternative Media and New Social Movements
I now want to move from examinations of the personal and the individual in communities to broader sociopolitical applications of alternative media. In this chapter and the next I explore some of the ways in which the transformation of roles and responsibilities I have proposed as a theoretical construct is developed in practice by contemporary alternative media producers. I shall focus on the use of alternative media by new social movements, in particular by the various groups, alliances and pressure groups that comprise the contemporary, radical environmentalist movement in the Britain of the 1990s. In the present chapter I shall examine the aims of a range of alternative publications and explore how these are ...