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The Politics of Technology in Latin America Volume 2
Digital Media, Daily Life and Public Engagement



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ISBN 9780367360115
December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume focuses on the hyper-mediatization of Latin America from the citizen’s perspective, considering the social impact and how people embrace information technologies to improve their living conditions, engage in political issues and the role of digital journalism in promoting democratic values in Latin America.

The book is divided into three parts:

  • ‘Digital Media and Daily Life in Latin America’ explores cases related to the integration of digital media such as mobile devices, social platforms and, even, drones to diverse commercial, private and social activities.
  • ‘Information technologies and civic engagement’ gives special attention to the new political practices triggered by the irruption of smartphones and platforms, especially inside organizations and social movements in Latin America.
  • ‘Journalism and Media Integrity in the Age of Post-truth’ centers on the study of digital journalism and the new media landscape, and related issues like precarization of labor conditions and the crisis of reliability in media.

This second volume in a two volume set will be important reading for scholars and students of social use of digital media in Latin America, civic engagement, and the connections between politics, journalism and technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

David Ramírez Plascencia, Barbara Carvalho Gurgel and Avery Plaw

Part. I. Digital Media and Daily Life in Latin America.

Chapter 2. Drone Ethics and Legal Regulation, Comparative Drone Law in Latin American countries.

Jorge Andrés Cruz Silva and David Andrés Mayorga Naranjo

Chapter 3. Net-narcoculture. Discursive trends on femicide violence and youth culture in the consumption of the narcorap aesthetics versus feminist rap resistances.

Dra. Virginia Villaplana Ruiz and Dra. Alejandra León Olvera

Chapter 4. COVID-19 Confinement-related Mental Disorders: Morbidity and the Remedial Use of ICT in Hispanic Societies.

Sergio Yagüe-Pasamón

Chapter 5. Speaking for Communities and Against Oppression: Digital Media Responses to COVID-19 within Marginalized Communities of Brazil and Mexico

Stuart Davis and Melissa Santillana

Part. II. Information technologies and civil engagement.

Chapter 6. Social media as an instrument of activism for feminist university students in Mexico: the cases of MOFFyL and Uni Unida.

Yunuen Ysela Mandujano-Salazar and Luis Antonio Becerra-Soria

Chapter 7. Latin American Indigenous Media Productions: Digital Artefacts of Contestation.

Milton Fernando Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Chapter 8. Digital media in citizen participation and collective action for spatial justice.

Laura Pinzón Cardona

Chapter 9. Social Media and Political Polarization in Latin America: analyzing online discussions during the 2018 presidential campaign in Colombia

Jean-Marie Chenou, Daniel Cabarcas Velandia and Maria Nicoll Sepulveda Marin

Part III. Journalism and Media Integrity in the Age of Post-truth.

Chapter 10. Digital Native Media in Central America: Reshaping the Online News Sphere.

Ramón Salaverría and Silvia-María Corzo

Chapter 11. Disinformation and news consumption in a polarized society: An analysis of the case of Venezuela.

Javier Serrano-Puche, Carmen Beatriz Fernández and Jordi Rodríguez Virgili

Chapter 12. Social Media in a Post-truth Age: Discursive Roles of Fake News About Marielle Franco.

Priscila Muniz de Medeiros and Natália Martins Flores

Chapter 13. Collaborative Journalism vs. Disinformation: An Approach to Fact-Checking Projects in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Spain.
Amaya Noain-Sánchez

Chapter 14. Conclusion.

David Ramírez Plascencia, Barbara Carvalho Gurgel and Avery Plaw

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Editor(s)

Biography

Professor Avery Plaw specialized in political theory and international relations, with a particular focus on strategic studies.  

Barbara Carvalho Gurgel has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA), and is working toward a master’s degree in Journalism from the Harvard Extension School (USA).

David Ramírez Plascencia is a professor at the University of Guadalajara, specializing in the study of information law and digital policies.