John D. H. Downing, one of the academicians who have better explained the influence of new media on international communication flows, has published a new book. Is is called «Alternative media and the politics of resistance: perspectives and challenges«, and it is co-edited with Mojca Pajnik.
The book compiles a set of essays aproaching the matter from a conceptual viewpoint or from a practical one. The common idea of all the contributions is that some alternative media are already unavoidable and fresh interpretators of reality, disruptors of the conventions of mainstream mediated communication.
For the moment, only the introduction («The challenges of nanomedia«) can be downloaded for free.