Media Cultures in Latin America updates and expands contemporary global understandings of the region’s media and cultural research. Drawing on forty years of contributions made by Latin American cultural studies to the global media research, the book connects this history to newly developing work that has yet to be given deep consideration in anglophone scholarship.
The authors emphasise themes that are key to media and cultural scholarship: distinctive from other world regions, these intellectual debates have been central to how media and communication is studied and produced in Latin America. This approach provides students and scholars with a better framework for engaging with Latin American research beyond the specificities of just one place or one kind of cultural product or technology.
The book is an essential read for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, anthropology, cultural studies, communication studies, and Latin American studies. It will also be of interest to students and scholars learning about human rights, environmental, indigenous and political activism.
"The particular perspective of this book, with theories, authors and cases from Latin America focused on media and cultural practices around media, is something missing in the English academic market. The book acknowledges the long academic tradition of Latin American media and cultural studies while including contemporary debates on key issues such as the notion of El Buen Vivir or media and communication forms in the border/la frontera. The compilation of chapters offers original pieces of scholarship that demonstrate the plasticity and width of the media cultures in Latin America." --Claudia Magallanes-Blanco, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico
Anna Cristina Pertierra, Juan Francisco Salazar and Sebastián Martín Valdez.
Omar Rincón and Amparo Marroquín.
Heriberto M. Yépez.
Translated by Silvia Martínez.
Rosario Radakovich and Anna Cristina Pertierra
Clemencia Rodríguez. Featuring a contribution by Rosa María Alfaro.
Translated by Emma Cristina Montaña.
Claudia Magallanes-Blanco and Emiliano Treré
Juan Francisco Salazar and Amalia Córdova.