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Reality Reconstruction and Resistance to Hegemony

  • Juliet Fox
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change book series (PSCSC)

Abstract

Increasingly digital media is the central conduit through which reality is constructed. With the proliferation of digital devices and platforms one could be mistaken in thinking that everyone’s reality is now reflected across the plethora of digital networks. However, for many, especially those marginalised by social, political and economic factors, life presented across the multitude of media platforms does not represent their reality and indeed sits in stark contrast to their everyday experiences. This chapter presents community radio as a dedicated space for the diverse realities, and unheard voices, of those living at the margins. Through the case study examples we see the application of community radio for reality construction, resistance to hegemony, symbolic fracturing, alternative viewpoints and dissenting voices.

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  • Juliet Fox
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  1. 1.MelbourneAustralia

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