ERIC Number: ED251268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Mexico: The Role of the Participatory Media in Immigration/Emigration as Culture and Political Economy.
Oseguera, A. Anthony
Mexican mass media, especially television, incorporates an abundance of American programming and serves as a catalyst to motivate lower strata Mexicans to pursue life in the United States, resulting in a tremendous influx of both legal and illegal Mexicans and other Latin Americans to the United States. Although Mexico benefits because many Mexicans send money home, the resultant brain drain comes at a time when Mexico's economy must accommodate an estimated 450,000 refugees from Central America. Although Mexico has had political stability and the peso has been stable with a gradual decline during most of this century, the oil fiasco, and lack of favored nation treatment by the United States has brought Mexico to the brink of disaster. If it were not for the special interests of the United States, and several European governments and their banks, Mexico might have collapsed. Utilizing an historical-descriptive, theoretical research methodology, the paper examines immmigration-emigration patterns as cultural, economic, and political determinants that affect-effect the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of the Mexicans mass media system. The Soviet Union is juxtaposed against the United States and Latin America to determine the extent of its involvement in this hemisphere. (NQA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Emigration; Mexico; United States; USSR
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Conference of Latin Americanists, (8th, Chicago, IL, November 15-17, 1984).