publication . Article . 2012

There is No Alternative: The Critical Potential of Alternative Media in the Face of Neoliberalism.

Linus Andersson;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: tripleC: Communication (issn: 1726-670X, eissn: 1726-670X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: tripleC
Abstract
<jats:p>The article discusses the concept of “the alternative” and the media through four sections. The first section discusses neoliberalism and the connection between neoliberal doctrine and mainstream media. This connection is described as promoting “public amnesia”, financialization and economization of news journalism, and social divide. The second section discusses alternative media from the perspective of new social movements and symbolic resistance, claiming that the symbolic resistance framework undermines the critical potential of alternative media. The third section comments on some recent critical literature on neoliberalism and capitalism. The fourt...
Subjects
free text keywords: alternative media, neoliberalism, critical theory, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Communities. Classes. Races, HT51-1595, Communication, Computer Science Applications, Journalism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Law and economics, Sociology, There is no alternative, The Symbolic, Capitalism, Epistemology, Mainstream
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publication . Article . 2012

There is No Alternative: The Critical Potential of Alternative Media in the Face of Neoliberalism.

Linus Andersson;