The Media in Latin America / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Professor Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow, UK
"For those of us in the area of Latin American studies, this text comes to fill a gap in the field, both in terms of teaching and research."
Charles Jones, Centre of Latin American Studies,University of Cambridge, UK
"More than an introduction, it provides a comprehensive insight into the modern Latin America media landscape."
Ramesh Jaura, Chairman of the Global Cooperation Council and Euro-Mediterranean coordinator of the IPS News Agency
The media's role as a mechanism of control throughout Latin America has become increasingly sophisticated. Many repressive elements of the dictatorship periods have remained in place or have mutated into more subtle means of censorship and control. Media owners and political elites are more than keen to use the media's increasingly prominent role in framing politics in the region, in order to pursue their own agenda and interests.
This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of some of the most important media systems in Latin America. Drawing on original and critical essays from some of the most prominent authors in the field, the author approaches the subject with a country-by-country analysis, exploring the most relevant aspects of the media in each society. The essays cover:
The Media in Latin America is valuable reading for students of media and journalism studies.
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Table of ContentsThe contributors
An introduction to the maquilas of power: media andpolitical transition in Latin America
The media in Argentina: democracy, crisis and thereconfiguration of media groups
The media in Bolivia: the market-driven economy,‘shock therapy’ and the democracy that ended
The media in Brazil: an historical overview of Brazilianbroadcasting politics
The media in Chile: the restoration of democracy and thesubsequent concentration of media
The media in Colombia: beyond violence and amarket-driven economy
The media in Costa Rica: many media, scarce communication
The media in Castro’s Cuba: every word counts
The media in Mexico: from authoritarian institution tohybrid system
The media in Nicaragua: an escape valve for a dysfunctionaldemocracy
The media in Paraguay: from the coverage of politicaldemocracy to the obsession with violence
The media in Peru: the challenge of constructing ameaningful democracy
The media in Venezuela: the revolution was televised, but no one was really watching
Beyond national media systems: a medium for Latin America and the struggle for integration