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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.
"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"
alternative media, cyberactivism, democratic theory, independent media centers, indymedia, networks, radical democracy, social movements
Pickard, V. (2006). Assessing the Radical Democracy of Indymedia: Discursive, Technical, and Institutional Constructions. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 23 (1), 19-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/07393180600570691
Date Posted: 23 May 2016
This document has been peer reviewed.