Community and Communion Radio: Listening to Evangelical Programmes in a Brazilian Favela.

Medrado, A., 2013. Community and Communion Radio: Listening to Evangelical Programmes in a Brazilian Favela. Communication Culture and Critique, 6 (3), 396 - 414 .

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DOI: 10.1111/cccr.12018

Abstract

According to academics and regulators, Evangelical and community radio belong to different sectors. Yet, in the favela, the urban environment and set of airwaves were saturated with religious sounds and programmes. On the basis of an ethnographic study of community radio in the everyday life of a favela, this research indicates that the two are often one and the same as the community radio stations would frequently broadcast Evangelical programming. This article argues that rather than trying to discover community radio's functions a priori, it is more helpful do so organically, step by step. What emerges is that such functions are multiple—religious, commercial, political—and not necessarily perceived as being paradoxical by their listeners.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1753-9129
Uncontrolled Keywords:Communion radio ; Community radio ; Evangelical radio ; listening ; favelas
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Media School
ID Code:21020
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:20 Jan 2014 14:21
Last Modified:20 Jan 2014 14:21

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