COMMUNICATION

COMM-275
Dissident Media: Voices from the Underground FA4 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

(BJ, CS, PJ) (MS) The evolution and impact of alternative media as forces for social change. How dissident groups have used non-establishment media such as suffragist and Socialist journals, African-American and gay presses, counterculture tabloids, Christian-right newsletters, and the "zines" of the 1990s to organize and bring about reform. Also examines the power of communication, the interplay between media and society, and the complex role of politically dissident media in American history. Usually offered once a year.