The Power of Global Community Media: International Perspectives

Paperback | December 15, 2011

EditorLinda K Fuller

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Drawing on both theoretical and practical case studies, Community Media moves from developing attempts at local media to case studies and on to cyber-examples. Alphabetically, its more than two dozen cases include reports on the Asian Pacific region, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latin America, Lebanon, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as a number of other perspectives and (virtual) visions. The contributors, all distinguished international communications scholars, present a range of perspectives on the ever-burgeoning area of grassroots, local media by the people, for the people, their research representing participant observation, hands-on community involvement, serving on international boards of directors, content analysis, and ethical inquiries. It will appeal to a range of academic disciplines, community media groups, and the thousands of people who work in their local cable television centers to provide an alternative voice to mainstream media.

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Drawing on both theoretical and practical case studies, Community Media moves from developing attempts at local media to case studies and on to cyber-examples. Alphabetically, its more than two dozen cases include reports on the Asian Pacific region, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latin Am...

Linda K. Fuller is a professor of Communications at Worcester State University and currently a senior fellow at Northeastern University. She recevied her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts and is the author or (co)editor of more than 20 books and 250+ professional publications and conference reports, including with Palgrave Ma...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Introduction--Linda K. Fuller * PART I: ABORIGINAL/INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES * Remote Beginnings, Metropolitan Developments: Community and Indigenous Television in Australia--Elinor Rennie * (Re)Coloring the Public Broadcasting System in Canada: A Case Study of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network--Lorna Roth * Community Radio and Development: Tribal Audiences in South India--Yesudhasan Thomas Jayaprakash and Brian Shoesmith * Media as Constructor of Ethnic Minority Identity: A Native American Case Study--Ritva Levo-Henriksson * PART II: CURRENT CASE STUDIES * Usefulness of Television as an Agricultural Information Medium Among Farmers: An Empirical Study from Bangladesh--M. Abul Kashem * Restricted Opportunities for Community Broadcasting in Belgium--Frieda Saeys and Tomas Coppens * Video-Identity: Images and Sounds of Citizenship Construction in Brazil--Rogerio Santana Lourenco * Implications of Globalization for Community Broadcasting in Ghana--Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh * Vox Populi, or Lonely Voices in the Wasteland of the Ionosphere: The Case of Israeli Community Television--Hillel Nossek * Asian Models of Community Communication, With Kazakhstan as a Case Study--Saule Barlybaeva and Alma I. Rusetmova * Top-Down Community Media:  A Participant Observation from Singapore--Linda K. Fuller * Television to Save a Language and a Culture: The Basque Case--Carmelo Garitaonandia and Miguel Angel Casado * The Power of Participatory Community: Lessons Learned from Bangkokian Experience--Parichart Sthapitanonda and Chaiwat Thirapantu * Civic Adventure in Turkey: Creation and Evolution of TOSAM and the ‘Radio Democracy’ Project--Dogu Ergil * PART III: VIRTUAL COMMUNITY VISIONS* The Architecture of Cyberdating: Personal Advertisement Photography and the Unworking of Community--Eric Freedman * “Free Speech” and U.S. Public Access Producers--John W. Higgins * Call Me Impure: Myths and Paradigms of Participatory Communication--Alfonso Gumucio Dagron * The People’s Communication Charter: Global Communication and People’s Rights--Cees J. Hamelink * Multi-theoretical Approaches to Community Media: Capturing Specificity and Diversity--Nico Carpentier, Rico Lie, and Jan Servaes * Conceptualizing Community: Implications for Policymaking in a Cyberage--Concetta M. Stewart and Mairi Innes Pileggi

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"For years, Fuller has been researching community media. Her collection of studies in Community Media draws on top researchers from across the globe to present cutting-edge analyses of what various communities and activists are doing with a wide range of community media. The collection is a valuable research tool that will be of use to all of us involved in community media and  social change."--Douglas Kellner, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA