Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Publisher: Cumulus Press, Montreal, Canada
Year Published: 2005
Pages: 168pp Price: $18.00 ISBN: 0-9733499-4-8
Library of Congress Number: HM1206.M37 2005 Dewey: 302.23
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX6726
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
Abstract: A collection of essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies. It is based on the premise that autonomous media are the vehicles of social movements: attempts to subvert the social order by reclaiming the means of communication. These media attempt to amplify the voices of people and groups normally without access to the media. They seek to work autonomously from dominant institutions like corporations and the state. The content of autonomous media is intended to provide information that supports social struggles.
Table of Contents
One: Hard at work in the bamboo garden
Media Activists and Social Movements
Two: Broadcasting on our own terms
Temporary Autonomous Radio
Three: How open is open?
The Politics of Open Publishing
Four: 101 tricks to play with the mainstream
Culture Jamming as Subversive Recreation
Five: Independent reporting
A Tool for International Solidarity Building
Six: Echoes from the curb
Street Newspapers and Empowerment
Seven: Screening the revolution
FAQ's About Video Activism
Eight: Re/writing media
Weblogs as Autonomous Spaces
Nine: Networkers unite!
Strengthening Media Solidarity
Linking Back, Looking Forward