Alternative and Activist Media
By (author) Mitzi Waltz
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Alternative and Activist Media by Mitzi Waltz
Book DescriptionThis study of alternative and activist media provides an introduction to alternative media theories, audiences and practices. It brings diverse voices and concepts from outside the commercial media world to the fore, enriching and challenging mass media. Illustrated with historical and current examples, from both a UK and international perspective, it also includes carefully constructed exercises and discussion topics based on case studies and available texts. Topics include the place of alternative media in a mass-media world; a history of alternative and activist media; media participation and consumption by marginalised audiences; the use of pirate and community radio, video and television by community and minority groups; fanzines and other small publishing ventures by individuals; the use of alternative media for explorations in design; the blurring of boundaries between alternative and mass media; and new technology and its possibilities for alternative media. Features: *A unique study of alternative and activism-oriented media designed for students of media studies, print and broadcast journalism, cultural studies, media sociology and related disciplines *Includes extensive notes and Internet resources *Contains exercises and additional resources, such as suggested further reading or film/video/digital media for discussion, in each chapter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748619580
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mitzi Waltz
Autism, Hardback (March 2013)
This book contextualizes autism as a socio cultural phenomenon, and examines the often troubling effects of representations and social trends. Exploring the individuals and events in the history of this condition, Waltz blends research and personal perspectives to examine social narratives of normalcy, disability and difference.
Alternative and Activist Media, Hardback (October 2005)
A study of the alternative media that can be found outside the mainstream mass media.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Paperback (January 2003)
Useful for those who have been diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder (autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, or PDD-NOS), this book covers topics ranging from getting a diagnosis to treatment options and coping with diagnosis and treatment.
Bipolar Disorders, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Mitzi Waltz
A million children and adolescents in the US may have childhood-onset bipolar disorder, including an estimated 23 percent of those currently diagnosed with ADHD. This text aims to help parents and professionals recognize, treat, and cope with bipolar disorders in children and adolescents.
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Author Biography - Mitzi Waltz
Mitzi Waltz is Lecturer in Autism Studies with the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She has an extensive background as a journalist, editor, and publisher in alternative and activist print media.
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