Media Power in Central America
Awards and Recognition:
A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2004.
Very readable overview of the media in Central America and its relationship to the regionís existing governments.
Media Power in Central America is the first book in a generation to explore the media landscape in Central America. It captures the political and cultural interplay between the media and those in power in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. Highlighting the subtle strangulation of opposition media voices in the region, the authors show how the years since the guerrilla wars have not yielded the free media systems that some had expected.
Country by country, the authors deal with the specific conditions of government-sponsored media repression, economic censorship, corruption, and consumer trends that shape the political landscape. Challenging the notion of the media as a democratizing force, Media Power in Central America shows how the media are used to block democratic reforms in the region and outlines the difficulties of playing watchdog to rulers who use the media as a tool of power.
To order online:
To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)
Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing
Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures
Edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski
Edited by Ronald L. Jackson II and Murali Balaji
The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany
Nicholas J. Schlosser
Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent
Amy Adele Hasinoff
A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression
Cara A. Finnegan
The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture
Matthew C. Ehrlich and Joe Saltzman
The Political Economy of Internet Freedom
Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski
Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press
Anna D. Jaroszy ska-Kirchmann
The Making of a Sports Media Empire
American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience
Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man
Edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait