Alternative Media as Critical Media

  title={Alternative Media as Critical Media},
  author={Christian Fuchs},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  pages={173 - 192}
  • C. Fuchs
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Art
  • European Journal of Social Theory
This article deals with the category of alternative media from a theoretical perspective. It aims to develop a definition and to distinguish different dimensions of alternative media. The article is a contribution to theoretical foundations of alternative media studies. The notion of alternative media as critical media is introduced. Critical media product content shows the suppressed possibilities of existence, antagonisms of reality, and potentials for change. It questions domination… 

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