Monday, 17 May 2010

[creative-radio] New publication: Islands of Resistance. Pirate Radio in Canada


Islands of Resistance.
Pirate Radio in Canada
edited by Andrea Langlois, Ron Sakolsky, Marian van der Zon
256 pages, Price: $21 CAD
ISBN-10: 1554200504, ISBN-13: 9781554200504
Date published: 14 May 2010

While only recently have we heard the major networks broadcast warnings
of rising sea levels, since radio's invention certain Canadians have
been concerned by the increasingly centralized medium and its commercial
flooding of the airwaves. Occasionally alone, frequently in teams and
always illegally, these activists are islands of resistance within
the ocean of homogenous frequencies, pirating radio signals for
personal, political and artistic expression.

In the first book published on the subject, Islands of Resistance gives
you a view from the crowsnest of the phenomenon of pirate radio in
Canada. Here is a collection of seventeen activist manifestos, artistic
treatise of intent, historical essays on the development of radio and
its regulatory bodies, sociological examination of pirate radio's
application in new social movements, and personal anecdotes from
behind the eyepatch.

Just as the new media ostenibly renders the old obsolete, Islands of
Resistance unveils the existance of a thriving clandestine
counterculture. An invaluable addition to an unscrutinized subject in
Canadian media studies, Islands of Resistance appeals to the anarchist,
anti-authoritarian impulses in all of us.

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations

CHAPTER 1: Setting Sail: Navigating Pirate Radio Waves in Canada by Ron
Sakolsky, Marian van der Zon & Andrea Langlois
CHAPTER 2: Latitudes of Rebellion: Free Radio in an International
Context by Stephen Dunifer
CHAPTER 3: Resistance to Regulation Among Early Canadian Broadcasters
and Listeners by Anne MacLennan
CHAPTER 4: Freedom Soundz: A Programmer's Journey Beyond Licenced
Community Radio by Sheila Nopper
CHAPTER 5: Secwepemc Radio: Reclamation of Our Common Property by
Neskie Manuel
CHAPTER 6: Awakening the "Voice of the Forest": Radio Barriere Lake by
Charles Mostoller
CHAPTER 7: Squatting the Airwaves: Pirate Radio as Anarchy in Action by
Ron Sakolsky
CHAPTER 8: Amplifying Resistance: Pirate Radio as Protest Tactic by
Andrea Langlois & Gretchen King
CHAPTER 9: The Care and Feeding of Temporary Autonomous Radio by Marian
van der Zon
CHAPTER 10: The Voyage of a Gender Pirate & Her Toolbox by Bobbi Kozinuk
CHAPTER 11: Pirate Radio & Manoeuvre: Radical Artistic Practices in
Quebec by André Éric Létourneau (translation by Clara Gabriel)
CHAPTER 12: Touch That Dial: Creating Radio Transcending the Regulatory
Body by Christof Migone
CHAPTER 13: The Art of Unstable Radio by Anna Friz
CHAPTER 14: Repurposed and Reassembled: Waking Up the Radio by Kristen
CHAPTER 15: Radio Ballroom Halifax by Stephen Kelly & Eleanor King
(with Marian van der Zon)
CHAPTER 16: The Power of Small: Integrating Low-Power Radio and Sound
Art by Kathy Kennedy
CHAPTER 17: Voices in a Public Place: A Docudrama in Seven Acts on/for
Micro-Radio in Canada by Roger Farr

Rip-Roaring Radical Radio References


A Call-Out to Pirates of All Persuasions:

5-7pm, Wednesday, May 26
Insoumise Librairie Anarchiste
2033 St. Laurent

Sail over to L'Insoumise (Librairie Anarchiste) on Wednesday May 26,
2010, 5-7 pm for a mutinous celebration of the publication of Islands of
Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada, a new anthology edited by Andrea
Langlois, Ron Sakolsky and Marian van der Zon.


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