Community Radio's Amplification of Communication for Social Change

  • Juliet Fox

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Juliet Fox
    Pages 1-22
  3. Juliet Fox
    Pages 191-215
  4. Juliet Fox
    Pages 217-224
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book


This book explores how community radio contributes to social change. Community radio remains a unique communication platform under digital capitalism, arguably capable of expanding the project of media democratisation. Yet there is a lack of in-depth analysis of community radio experience, and a dearth of understanding of its functionality as an actively transformative tool for greater equity in society. This project combines the theoretical positions of the political economy of communication with a citizen’s media perspective in order to interrogate community radio’s democratic potential. By presenting case studies of two radio stations in Melbourne and Lospalos, and applying multiple research methods, the book reveals community radio’s amplification of media participation, communication rights, counter-hegemony and media power — in effect, its distinct regenerative voice.


Community radio Community action Community media Digital capitalism Media democratisation Community broadcasting

Authors and affiliations

  • Juliet Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.MelbourneAustralia

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