Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 5 of 5

Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Seeing Lesbian Queerly: Visibility, Community, And Audience In 1980s Northampton, Massachusetts, Susan E. Mckenna Sep 2009

Seeing Lesbian Queerly: Visibility, Community, And Audience In 1980s Northampton, Massachusetts, Susan E. Mckenna

Open Access Dissertations

This study investigates the transitioning terms of lesbian visibility and identity in the distinctive spatio-temporal context of Northampton, Massachusetts in the 1980s. Drawing on interviews with a diversified sampling of lesbian-, bisexual-, and queeridentified participants, I consider the coalescing of two lesbian communal formations – a social community and a social audience – as mediating sites for the interrelations between subculture and dominant culture. Informed by the literatures and methods of queer theory, cultural studies, and feminist film criticism, I examine the 1980s queer crossover from lesbian subcultural separatism to mitigated assimilation by the end of the decade. The 1980s crossover was ...


Notable Edibles: Sound Bites, Madeleine K. Charney Apr 2009

Notable Edibles: Sound Bites, Madeleine K. Charney

University Librarians Publication Series

Written by Rebecca Touger, this article describes the radio show "Farm to Fork: The Pioneer Valley's Local Food and Agriculture" which airs every other Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm EST on WXOJ-LP, 103.3fm, Valley Free Radio. Hosted by: Madeleine Charney, Kelly Coleman, Leslie Cox and Don Persons. Listen via live audiostream: www.valleyfreeradio.org


Community Radio, Public Interest: The Low Power Fm Service And 21st Century Media Policy, Margo L. Robb Jan 2009

Community Radio, Public Interest: The Low Power Fm Service And 21st Century Media Policy, Margo L. Robb

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The introduction of the Low Power FM (LPFM) service by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided a unique glimpse into media policy-making. Because usual allies disagreed over the service, the usually invisible political nature of the debate was made transparent. The project of this thesis is to contextualize the histories of radio policy, non-commercial radio, and the public interest standard to shed light on why it was so challenging to implement even a small, local radio service. Secondly, the thesis will explore the theoretical understandings of the various players in the LPFM debate, as well as the practical functioning of ...


Foodroutes Network And The Local Food Movement, Madeleine K. Charney Jan 2009

Foodroutes Network And The Local Food Movement, Madeleine K. Charney

University Librarians Publication Series

A feature article on the national nonprofit organization FoodRoutes Network (FRN), which describes itself as “dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food—the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.”


Vision Of Self-Sufficiency Comes Alive (On Less Than Two Acres!), Madeleine K. Charney Jan 2009

Vision Of Self-Sufficiency Comes Alive (On Less Than Two Acres!), Madeleine K. Charney

University Librarians Publication Series

A Montague, Massachusetts family relishes their traditional homesteading lifestyle.