Social Change: Active Citizens and the Value of Voice

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


This chapter considers the societal impacts of neoliberalism at the intersection of democracy, citizenship and communication. How can we seek to understand the role of communicative democracy and the application of participatory media? There is a need for a deeper analysis of the impacts of community media production and its outcomes. Here, Clemencia Rodríguez’s ‘citizens’ media’ (Fissures in the mediascape: An international study of citizens’ media. Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ, 2001) perspective is introduced to the reader, presenting a lens through which to see the type of media power and everyday communicative agency present within the space of community radio. The analysis is then further situated within the field of communication for social change, focusing on the everyday experience and the localised ‘micro’ practice of media making.


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