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Alternative media
  What are 'alternative media'? Are they the same as underground, radical or oppositional media? 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 provides a timely corrective to media theorizing which focuses almost exclusively on the output of the media conglomerates.

  • Type:

    Authored Book

  • Date:

    31 December 2002

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    SAGE Publications

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    PN4731 Journalism

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    070 News media, journalism & publishing


Atton, C. (2002). Alternative media. SAGE Publications.



alternative media; opppositional media; zines; fanzines; personal websites; alternative press; anarchists; freedom of the press; media; publications; zines

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