Assessing the Radical Democracy of Indymedia: Discursive, Technical, and Institutional Constructions

@article{Pickard2006AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the Radical Democracy of Indymedia: Discursive, Technical, and Institutional Constructions},
  author={Victor W. Pickard},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={19 - 38}
}
  • Victor W. Pickard
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Sociology
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
This study examines the radical democratic principles manifest in Indymedia's discursive, technical, and institutional practices. By focusing on a case study of the Seattle Independent Media Center and contextualizing it within theories and critiques of radical democracy, this article fleshes out strengths, weaknesses, and recurring tensions endemic to Indymedia's internet-based activism. These findings have important implications for alternative media making and radical politics in general. 

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