A Global Introduction
By (author) Ellie Rennie
Publication date:27 July 2006
Length of book:224 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
This concise text will help readers understand the ongoing fascination with do-it-yourself media around the world. Ellie Rennie explains how community media has, since its beginning, challenged the mainstream. A clear and useful guide for students, Community Media lays out the terrain in which community media theory and advocacy have located themselves, including the ideals of participation, community, and social change.
This highly readable book on community media provides a welcome fusion of theory and practice. Illustrations of grassroots initiatives from around the world are blended together in a manner highlighting the diversity and commonality of community media. Rennie's study will be of value for a wide range of readers—students, scholars, station volunteers, and social activists—concerned with the meaning and possibilities of this form of mediated communication.