Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

8-22-2006

Publication Source

Critical Studies in Media Communication

Volume

23

Issue

1

Start Page

19

Last Page

38

DOI

10.1080/07393180600570691

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

"This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Critical Studies in Media Communication on 2006, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/ DOI: 10.1080/07393180600570691"

Keywords

alternative media, cyberactivism, democratic theory, independent media centers, indymedia, networks, radical democracy, social movements

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Date Posted: 23 May 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.