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Waves of media democratization: A brief history of contemporary participatory practices in the media sphere

Carpentier, Nico; Dahlgren, Peter LU and Pasquali, Francesca (2013) In Convergence 19(3). p.287-294
Abstract
The article aims to provide a more historically grounded approach to the relationship between communication and participation, by distinguishing different waves of media democratization. The article first discusses the concept of participation and some of its complexities, and then sketches a series of intense moments of participation in and through the media in (mainly the second half) the 20th and the 21st century. At the same time, care is taken not to organize a linear-historical narrative, keeping in mind that the history of the democratization of Western societies and their media spheres is characterized by a series of continuities and discontinuities, dead ends and sedimented practices. Despite these ever-present fluctuations, the... (More)
The article aims to provide a more historically grounded approach to the relationship between communication and participation, by distinguishing different waves of media democratization. The article first discusses the concept of participation and some of its complexities, and then sketches a series of intense moments of participation in and through the media in (mainly the second half) the 20th and the 21st century. At the same time, care is taken not to organize a linear-historical narrative, keeping in mind that the history of the democratization of Western societies and their media spheres is characterized by a series of continuities and discontinuities, dead ends and sedimented practices. Despite these ever-present fluctuations, the article argues that we can still see that structures, cultural resources and subjective dispositions have over time been geared more towards participation and equality, also within the media sphere. (Less)
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Community media, democratization, participation, participation in and, through the media, talk shows, Web 2.0
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Convergence
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19
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3
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287 - 294
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1354-8565
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10.1177/1354856513486529
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English
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  author       = {Carpentier, Nico and Dahlgren, Peter and Pasquali, Francesca},
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  keyword      = {Community media,democratization,participation,participation in and,through the media,talk shows,Web 2.0},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {287--294},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Convergence},
  title        = {Waves of media democratization: A brief history of contemporary participatory practices in the media sphere},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354856513486529},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2013},
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