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The citizen's voice : Albert Hirschman's Exit, Voice and Loyalty and its contribution to media citizenship debates

Flew, Terry (2009) The citizen's voice : Albert Hirschman's Exit, Voice and Loyalty and its contribution to media citizenship debates. Media, Culture and Society, 31(6), pp. 977-994.

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This paper analyses Albert Hirschman's Exit, Voice and Loyalty (Hirschman 1970) as a basis for understanding the relationship between media and citizenship. It considers the significance of Hirschman's concept of voice in relation to media policy, media participation through user-created content, and the rise of 'citizen media' and 'citizen journalism'. It associates these developments with a 'de-centering' of both media practice and media studies, as considered by Couldry (2006a, 2006b). It concludes by suggesting that voice and participation, rather than citizenship, may constitute a more suitable foundation for understanding new digital media initiatives.

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ID Code: 39356
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: New media, citizen journalism, citizenship, Albert Hirschman, voice, user created content, media policy, media economics, participation, media studies
DOI: 10.1177/0163443709344160
ISSN: 0163-4437
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2011 11:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

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