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Media and politics in Latin America : globalization, democracy and identity

Author: Carolina Matos
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B Tauris, 2012.
Series: International library of political studies, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the role public media has played in the processes of national development, democratisation and international dialogue across South and Central America, arguing that it can be a powerful tool  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolina Matos
ISBN: 9781848856127 1848856121
OCLC Number: 748328824
Description: x, 289 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Frameworks of Comparison for Public Service Media 9 --
1 The Latin American Media System 11 --
Media and Democracy in Latin America: Setting Out a Debate 11 --
Introductory Approaches 11 --
Media Democratisation Across Borders 14 --
Defining an Intellectual Framework of Comparative Analysis 16 --
Latin America: From Underdevelopment to Globalisation 21 --
Latin America and Global Inequality 21 --
From Underdevelopment and Colonisation to Globalisation 26 --
Methodological Issues 29 --
Empirical Work and Theoretical Frameworks 31 --
Survey Methods 34 --
2 Public Communications and Regulation in Latin America 37 --
The Role of the State and Broadcasting in the USA and the OK 38 --
Regulation in the USA and UK: From FCC to Ofcom 41 --
Latin America Media Systems: A History of Neglect of Public Communications 45 --
Broadcasting Policy and the Public Media in Brazil 50 --
Government's Policies for the Communication Sector: A Debate 54 --
Conclusion 60 --
Part II The Public Sphere and the Public Interest: The Role of the State in Public Service Media 61 --
3 European Public Service Broad Casting Revisited 63 --
Defining Public Service Broadcasting and the Public Interest 64 --
European Public Service Broadcasting Dilemmas 71 --
History and Development of Public Service Broadcasting in Europe 71 --
Towards a Framework for Looking at PSBs 75 --
BBC: From a History of Tensions with Government to Funding Challenges 81 --
PSBs and its Relationship to Governments 81 --
Public Service Broadcasting at a Crossroads: Challenges in the Digital Age 83 --
Conclusion 85 --
4 Journalism For the Public Interest: The Crisis of Civic Communications and Journalism Cultures in Latin America 87 --
The Role of the Media and die Public Interest 88 --
Classic Liberal Media Theory 88 --
The Conservative Critique 90 --
The Public Sphere Liberalism Model 92 --
The Radical Democrats' Critique 93 --
The Crisis of Public Communications and Quality Journalism in the USA and UK 95 --
Journalism Cultures in Latin America 101 --
Contemporary Brazilian Journalism 105 --
Conclusion 109 --
Part III Television, Entertainment and the Public Interest 111 --
5 Audience Perceptions of Quality Programming and the Public Media 113 --
Global and Local TV Cultures 114 --
Television and Audience Theories 114 --
TV News and the Public Sphere 120 --
Television and Globalisation 123 --
BBC and the Tradition of Quality Journalism 126 --
Audience Responses to die Private/Public Debate in Britain and Brazil 129 --
Conclusion 136 --
6 Television, Popular Culture and Latin American and Brazilian Identity 139 --
International Television Flows: From die Global Media to Latin American Broadcasting 140 --
Brazilian and Latin American Culture as Hybridity: Cultural Globalisation and the National Identity Controversy 145 --
Challenges for Latin American Integration and the Media 152 --
Television and Popular Brazilian Culture: The Aesthetic of Consumerism 154 --
TV Globo and the History of Brazilian Commercial Television 154 --
Brazilian Television, National Identity and Audience Responses 157 --
Public Journalism Formats in Brazil: From TV Cultura to TV Brasil 160 --
Conclusion 167 --
Part IV The Internet for the Public Interest: The Limits and Uses of the Internet in Latin America 169 --
7 Media and Politics in Latin America: Political Cynicism and the Digital Divide 171 --
Representative Democracy and the Core Political Functions of the Media 172 --
Politics: From Media Effects to Political Cynicism 176 --
Media Effects Theories 176 --
Political Cynicism or Realism? The State of Politics Worldwide 179 --
The Digital Divide in Latin America and the Challenges for Information Knowledge 185 --
Conclusion 191 --
8 Mediated Politics in the 2010 Brazilian Elections 193 --
Political Campaigning and Modernisation Practices in the UK and Latin America 194 --
Political Trends and Scandals in Brazil 200 --
The Media and the 2006 Presidential Campaign 202 --
The Role of the Internet and Gender Politics in the 2010 Campaign 206 --
The Benefits of Networked Politics 206 --
Gender Politics, Blogging and the Presidential Dispute 210 --
Conclusion 215 --
Part V Media Democratisation in Latin America: Towards a Politics for National Development and 'Alternative' Globalisation 217 --
9 Conclusion 219 --
General Perspectives 220 --
Cosmopolitan Democracy and Inequality in Latin America: Towards a Politics of Social Justice and a New Global Order 228 --
Global Inequalities and Limits of Liberal Democracy 228 --
Towards a Participatory Model of National Development and 'Alternative' Globalisation 230 --
Media Democratisation in Latin America and Brazil: From Cultural Imperialism to an Independent Public Media 234 --
Challenges for the Public Media Platform in Brazil and Latin America 235 --
Towards a New Regulatory Framework and a Public Media 238.
Series Title: International library of political studies, 52.
Responsibility: Carolina Matos.

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