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Alternative media, performance and power in cultures of technology.
  If, as Michel de Certeau argued, space is a practiced place, then what social practices enable what we might term an activist geography of cyberspace? Alternative media have a key role to play in online activism, particularly when they are understood as a set of social practices rather than as media 'products'. We can then consider alternative media as methods for the building of identities and communities, where two practices appear as central: reflexive media performance and the interrogation of media power. Whilst most research has emphasised the development of these practices through traditional print and broadcast media, emerging research is beginning to engage in a set of problems - some well known, some less familiar - that are raised by the location of alternative media practices in cyberspace.

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    01 May 2013

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    Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography


Atton, C. (2013, May). Alternative media, performance and power in cultures of technology. Presented at Cyberspace, Alternative Media and Activism Symposium, University of Liverpool



Alternative media; culture of technology; online activism; cyberspace;

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