& FREE Shipping. Details
Arrives: Wednesday, Dec 9 Details
Fastest delivery: Thursday, Dec 3 Details
In Stock.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from

Sold by

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Democratic Communications... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good

Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Democratic Communications: Formations, Projects, Possibilities (Critical Media Studies)

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
$50.99 $42.92

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews


This book is splendidly chewy, offering both an absorbing array of historical specifics and arguments, and of conceptual challenges. It lends considerable muscle to the rapidly growing debate on social movements and their media. (John Downing, director, Global Media Research Center; professor of international communication, Southern Illinois University)

There is no more thoughtful historian of the notion of alternative media than James Hamilton; his erudition and intelligence are on full display in Democratic Communications. This book should be read by every scholar committed to understanding the history and meaning of progressive media. If you think you already know what you're talking about when you discuss alternative media, reading Hamilton's book will make you think again; if you don't think much of the promise of alternative media, Hamilton will make you rethink that too. (John Nerone, professor, College of Communications Scholar, director of graduate studies for Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois)

Democratic Communications is a must-read for all students and scholars of media, and all activists interested in developing challenges to the mainstream media. The book adds historical depth and important new insights to old questions, and will forever change the way you think about ‘alternative' media. (T. V. Reed, author of The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle)

Democratic Communications is one of the most thoughtful and literate studies of alternative media to date. Hamilton's work carries us across the centuries, inviting reflection on what it means for media to serve public needs rather than private wealth. One is not only impressed with the rigor of his research but also with the breadth and subtlety of his analysis. (Michael Curtin, Mellichamp Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; author of Playing to the World's Biggest Audience)

About the Author

James F. Hamilton is associate professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Georgia.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
  • Paperback : 350 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0739118676
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0739118672
  • Dimensions : 6.07 x 0.99 x 9.12 inches
  • Publisher : Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)
  • Language: : English

Customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

No customer reviews