[Air-l] Communication Activism

Ted M Coopman coopman at u.washington.edu
Thu May 3 15:20:43 PDT 2007


Shameless self-promotion alert.

A two volume set on Communication Activism, Volume One: Communication Activism: Communication for Social Change and Volume Two: Communication Activism: Media and Performance Activism has just been published by Hampton Press.

These two texts showcase how scholars have engaged in communication activism to assist individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to secure social reform.

Editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kevin M. Carragee have put together a great collection of serious, rigorous, empirical research.

Each of the chapters explain the people involved in the social change effort,
the specific projects or interventions designed to secure social change, the
theories and methods that inform the projects, and what lessons these
scholar-activists have learned about engaging in communication activism.

My chapter "Spectrum Wars: Bridging Factionalism in the Fight for Free Radio" is framed around the impacts of the adoption of digital communication technology by activists during the 1990s.


Ted M. Coopman
Department of Communication
University of Washington

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