Advertisement

Regenerative Voice

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

Abstract

This chapter introduces the term ‘regenerative voice’ to describe a type of value and process of voice that acknowledges the need for rebuilding community, for a rebirth of political voice, as well as the generation of alternative opinions, ideas and imaginaries. From the analysis of case study data, it is argued that community radio—which is, in theory, not-for-profit, participatory, inclusive and socially progressive—is uniquely capable of facilitating a communicative agency that moves beyond a neoliberal value-set and an individualised, commodity-based agency. This exploration unites considerations of community radio ownership, content autonomy, station structure and associated agency in order to view and understand the type of ‘regenerative voice’ that can be spoken and heard.

References

  1. 3CR Community Radio. (2016). 3CR Community Radio Annual Report 2015. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: 3CR Community Radio.Google Scholar
  2. Appadurai, A. (2004). The capacity to aspire: Culture and the terms of recognition. In V. Rao & M. Walton (Eds.), Culture and public action (pp. 59–84). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Bartlett, J. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 7 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  4. Benson, P., & Kirsch, S. (2010). Capitalism and the politics of resignation. Current Anthropology, 51(4), 459–486.  https://doi.org/10.1086/653091.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Bifulco, L. (2012). Citizen participation, agency and voice. European Journal of Social Theory, 16(2), 174–187.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1368431012459695.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Bridge, D. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 10 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  7. Butler, J., & Athanasiou, A. (2013). Dispossession: The performative in the political. Cambridge, UK: Polity.Google Scholar
  8. Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. (2008). Codes of practice. Sydney, NSW: Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Viewed 11 January 2016. https://www.cbaa.org.au/sites/default/files/media/Community%20Radio%20Broadcasting%20Codes%20of%20Practice%202008.pdf.
  9. Community Broadcasting Foundation. (2017). Annual Report 2017. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Community Broadcasting Foundation. Viewed 20 November 2018. https://cbf.org.au/documents/2018/08/cbf-annual-report-2017.pdf/.
  10. Couldry, N. (2010). Why voice matters: Culture and politics after neoliberalism. London, UK: Sage.Google Scholar
  11. Couldry, N. (2015). Alternative media and voice. In C. Atton (Ed.), Handbook of alternative media. Manuscript in preparation.Google Scholar
  12. da Conceição Freitas, L. (2014). Research interview with RCL volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 28 July 2014, Lospalos, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  13. da Costa Hornay, F. (2014). Research interview with RCL station manager by Juliet Fox, 25 July 2014, Lospalos, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  14. da Costa, J. (2014). Research interview with RCL chairperson by Juliet Fox, 28 July 2014, Lospalos, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  15. da Cunha, P. (2014). Research interview with RCL volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 7 August 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  16. da Silva Gari, F. (2014). Research interview with Timor-Leste community radio sector representative by Juliet Fox, 20 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  17. de Araújo, A. (2014). Research interview with RCL station manager by Juliet Fox, 7 August 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  18. Delaserna, Z. (2014). Research interview with RCL program manager by Juliet Fox, 26 July 2014, Lospalos, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  19. dos Santos Soares, L. E. (2014). Research interview with Timor-Leste community radio sector representative by Juliet Fox, 21 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  20. Dutta, M. J. (2015). Decolonizing communication for social change: A culture-centered approach. Communication Theory, 25(2), 123–143.  https://doi.org/10.1111/comt.12067.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Foley, G. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 28 May 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  22. Fuchs, C. (2016). Reading Marx in the information age: A media and communication studies perspective on Capital (Vol. 1). New York, NY: Routledge.Google Scholar
  23. Gershon, I. (2011). Neoliberal agency. Current Anthropology, 52(4), 537–555.  https://doi.org/10.1086/660866.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Goldner, S. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 8 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  25. Gwilliam, H. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer and management committee member by Juliet Fox, 11 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  26. Hackett, R. (2000). Taking back the media: Notes on the potential for a communicative democracy movement. Studies in Political Economy, 63(Autumn), 61–86.  https://doi.org/10.1080/19187033.2000.11675233.
  27. Keane, W. (1997). From fetishism to sincerity: On agency, the speaking subject, and their historicity in the context of religious conversion. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 39(4), 674–693.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0010417500020855.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Malo, V. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 8 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  29. Mancor, B. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 6 May 2014, Geelong, Australia.Google Scholar
  30. McChesney, R. W. (2008). The political economy of media: Enduring issues, emerging dilemmas. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press.Google Scholar
  31. Mimosa, R. (2014). Research interview with RCL staff member and volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 29 July 2014, Lospalos, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar
  32. Ramsden, B. (2013). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer and committee member by Juliet Fox, 11 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  33. Rinaudo, B. (2015). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 14 April 2015, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  34. Rodríguez, C. (2001). Fissures in the mediascape: An international study of citizens’ media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.Google Scholar
  35. Tabing, L. (2014). Research interview with RCL station adviser (via Skype from the Phillippines) by Juliet Fox, 12 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  36. Tacchi, J. A. (2008). Voice and poverty. Media Development, 1, 12–16.Google Scholar
  37. Thomas, P., & van de Fliert, E. (2015). Interrogating the theory and practice of communication for social change. Studies in Communication for Social Change. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar
  38. Thorpe, R. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 8 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  39. Toscano, J. (2014). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 10 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  40. Vardy, P. (2013). Research interview with 3CR volunteer programmer by Juliet Fox, 2 November 2013, Melbourne, Australia.Google Scholar
  41. Ximenes, P. (2014). Research interview with Timor-Leste community radio sector representative by Juliet Fox, 19 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliet Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.MelbourneAustralia

Personalised recommendations