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Hegemony and representation In discussing alternative media it is important to grasp the relationship between media and representation since one reason for the very existence of alternative media is to voice the ‘ideologies’ of those under- or misrepresented in the mainstream channels of communication. As Fleras and Kunz (2001: 40) remind us: ‘Mainstream media are framed as a contested site of competing agendas whose inner logic, institutional values, and commercial imperatives induce a reading of reality at odds with the aspirations of those outside a mainstream orbit’.

Civil society itself is characterized by a high degree of differentiation and fragmentation. Civil society is by no means a single actor, although certainly in policy processes it is often presented in that way. For this reason Cox (1999: 10–11), following Gramsci, distinguishes a ‘top-down’ conception of civil society from a ‘bottom-up’ one. In the former case ‘the dominant forces penetrate and coopt elements of popular movements’, while in the latter civil society is conceived as ‘the realm in which those who are disadvantaged by globalisation of the world economy can mount their protests and seek alternatives’.

They nevertheless serve two main purposes: to express opposition vertically and to build networking laterally. A similar argument is developed by Rodriguez (2001: 20) who suggests the notion of alternative media be abandoned in favour of citizens’ media: 25 26 | UNDERSTANDING ALTERNATIVE MEDIA because ‘alternative media’ rests on the assumption that these media are alternative to something, this definition will easily entrap us in binary thinking: mainstream media and their alternative, that is, alternative media.

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