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ERIC Number: ED361803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-12
Pages: 28
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Culture and Communication in Latin America.
Rich, Michael G.
Robert L. Stevenson recently described the problems facing international communications researchers: the field has no common focal variable, no common method, and no common literature--despite this, he professed pleasure at the state of the field. This paper takes Stevenson as a starting point to analyze international communications through a case study of recent research on Latin American communication in "Journalism Quarterly" (considered the most important scholarly journal that carries articles on Latin America). Instead of expressing satisfaction with the field, however, the paper reflects the influence of recent critical studies of comparative media research that have characterized the field as acontextual and ethnocentric. The paper provides a brief overview of communication research, a discussion of research on Latin American communications, and an analysis of "Journalism Quarterly" articles on Latin American communications. The paper concludes by offering a redirected agenda for mass communication research in international communication and asking for a widened view of research by "Journalism Quarterly." Forty-seven references and 89 article citations from "Journalism Quarterly" (covering 1931 through 1991) are attached. (NKA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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