“Other spirit voices in the air” : community radio, mobile phones and the electromagnetic spectrum

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/134932
Title:
“Other spirit voices in the air” : community radio, mobile phones and the electromagnetic spectrum
Authors:
Gordon, Janey
Abstract:
This collection of published scholarly work concerns the growth and development of community radio and mobile telephony during the period 2000-2009, with reference to specific examples and case studies. The associated report examines the extent that the public are using these media to the benefit of individuals and communities and also suggests that the public have regained use of the electromagnetic spectrum through the use of community radio and mobile phones. The over arching hypothesis is that both community radio and mobile telephony are: • providing benefits to society, rangmg from improving daily life and avoiding inconveniences, to ameliorating critical or life-threatening situations and resisting oppression, • re-establishing rights of usage in the electromagnetic spectrum for ordinary members of the public which were surrendered to governmental authorities in the early years of spectrum experimentation, • using the electromagnetic spectrum as a tool for activism, political discussion, social engagement and exchange of information about matters of common interest, • worthy of research and examination to investigate how these two forms of communications media are impacting on the lives of individuals and society as a whole.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/134932
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by published works of the University of Bedfordshire
Appears in Collections:
PhD e-theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Janeyen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-30T09:14:08Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-30T09:14:08Zen
dc.date.issued2010-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/134932en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by published works of the University of Bedfordshireen
dc.description.abstractThis collection of published scholarly work concerns the growth and development of community radio and mobile telephony during the period 2000-2009, with reference to specific examples and case studies. The associated report examines the extent that the public are using these media to the benefit of individuals and communities and also suggests that the public have regained use of the electromagnetic spectrum through the use of community radio and mobile phones. The over arching hypothesis is that both community radio and mobile telephony are: • providing benefits to society, rangmg from improving daily life and avoiding inconveniences, to ameliorating critical or life-threatening situations and resisting oppression, • re-establishing rights of usage in the electromagnetic spectrum for ordinary members of the public which were surrendered to governmental authorities in the early years of spectrum experimentation, • using the electromagnetic spectrum as a tool for activism, political discussion, social engagement and exchange of information about matters of common interest, • worthy of research and examination to investigate how these two forms of communications media are impacting on the lives of individuals and society as a whole.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectcommunity radioen
dc.subjectmobile telephonyen
dc.subjectcommunications mediaen
dc.subjectP302 Radio studiesen
dc.subjectH641 Telecommunications Engineeringen
dc.title“Other spirit voices in the air” : community radio, mobile phones and the electromagnetic spectrumen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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