Chris Atton

Chris Atton

Prof Chris Atton MA (Hons) DipLib MA PhD FHEA

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Biography

Chris Atton is Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. He is regarded as one of the leading international scholars in the study of alternative media. His books include Alternative Media (Sage, 2002), An Alternative Internet (2004), Alternative Journalism (Sage, 2008) and the Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media (2015). He is a co-founder of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media. He has made special studies of fanzines and the media of new social movements, as well as the cultural value of avant-garde and other ‘difficult’ forms of popular music. His work on music has appeared in Popular Music, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Popular Music and Society and the European Journal of Cultural Studies.

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The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974

Journal Article
Anderton, C., & Atton, C. (2020)
The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974. Rock Music Studies, 7(1), 8-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2019.1651521
The upsurge of academic interest in the genre known as progressive rock has taken much for granted. In particular, little account has been taken of how discourses surrounding...

Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2019)
Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music. Popular Music, 38(2), 204-218. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143019000084
Authenticity is a key concept in the evaluation of rock music by critics and fans. The production of fakes challenges the means by which listeners evaluate the authentic, by ...

Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe

Conference Proceeding
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017)
Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Z. Moir, & C. Atton (Eds.), Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings, (v, vi
Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug...

Between the avant-garde and the popular: the discursive economy of Brian Eno’s musical practices

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2016)
Between the avant-garde and the popular: the discursive economy of Brian Eno’s musical practices. In S. Albiez, & D. Pattie (Eds.), Brian Eno: Oblique Music, (69-83). Bloomsbury Publishing
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Fanzines: enthusiastic production through popular culture

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2015)
Fanzines: enthusiastic production through popular culture. In C. Atton (Ed.), Routledge companion to alternative and community media, (437-444). Taylor & Francis (Routledge
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The Routledge companion to alternative and community media

Book
(2015)
C. Atton (Ed.), The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Routledge
The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media provides an authoritative and comprehensive examination of the diverse forms, practices and philosophies of alternat...

Writing about popular music: continuity, change and convergence in a digital age.

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2015)
Writing about popular music: continuity, change and convergence in a digital age. In F. Trumpi, & S. Obert (Eds.), Musikkritik: Historische Zugänge und systematische Perspektiven, (11-32). Mille Tre Verlag
No abstract available.

Peripheral visions? Alternative film in a stateless nation.

Book Chapter
MacPherson, R. (2015)
Peripheral visions? Alternative film in a stateless nation. In C. Atton (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, (268-277). Routledge
Scotland is a small, stateless nation whose mainstream media and national cinema have generally been positioned by media scholars as constituting an alternative to the UK’s m...

Introduction: problems and positions in alternative and community media.

Book
Atton, C. (2014)
Introduction: problems and positions in alternative and community media. In C. Atton (Ed.), Routledge companion to alternative and community media, 1-18. Routledge

Alternative media, the mundane and 'everyday citizenship'

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2014)
Alternative media, the mundane and 'everyday citizenship'. In M. Ratto, & M. Boler (Eds.), DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, (343-357). MIT Press
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