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Michael Tsangaris
P.hDin Communication & Media Studies, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece

Tsangaris, Michael. "RADICAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA-POLITICAL SLOGANS AND STREET ART IN THE TIME OF THE CRISIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1227-1248, Accessed 2018.
Tsangaris, M. (2018, April). RADICAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA-POLITICAL SLOGANS AND STREET ART IN THE TIME OF THE CRISIS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(4), 1227-1248. Retrieved from
Tsangaris, Michael. "RADICAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA-POLITICAL SLOGANS AND STREET ART IN THE TIME OF THE CRISIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 4 (April 2018), 1227-1248. Accessed , 2018.

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Mainstream media typically reflect the values of the dominant culture, supporting the socioeconomic stability that keeps the business running. On the other side, all kinds of alternative media have one thing in common: they break some rule of the mainstream media system and very often they stand in opposition to the conventional customs and institutions. In any case, there has been always an intense discourse between media scholars concerning the evolution of communication technologies in relation to their influence on society. This study elaborates the interactions between the new forms of media and the long-standing radical modes of communication in the framework of social activism. I will set the frames for a discourse to examine how contemporary Information and Communication Technologies can influence traditional forms of communication that express social discontent, based on practical examples concerning unauthorized outdoor graphics made by local grassroots activists and their connexion to social media in times of the Greek economic crisis.