ERIC Number: ED170801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
American Views of the Cultural Imperialism Charge.
Breen, Myles P.
The United States is a major exporter but a minor importer of films and television programs; this situation has been described as a one-way flow of information from the United States to other nations. Although the official United States position is one of dedication to the two-way flow of communication, the "majority" view is that the media offerings of the United States are made available in a free marketplace and, under most circumstances, the free dissemination of information should not be restricted. The charge of "cultural imperialism" has been laid at the door of the Western media, particularly that of the United States; this view is accepted by the "minority" position, while the "majority" position views this charge as an attempt by certain governments to use the language of cultural emancipation to silence political opposition and minority viewpoints. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Sydney College for Advanced Education Colloquium for Scholars Conference (Linfield, Australia, March 1979)