The Pink Tide : Media Access and Political Power in Latin America, Hardback Book

The Pink Tide : Media Access and Political Power in Latin America Hardback

Edited by Lee Artz

Part of the Protest, Media and Culture series


Over the last two decades, military and authoritarian regimes in Latin America have receded as indigenous social movements and popular protests have demanded and won peaceful transitions to democratically-elected governments.

Across the entire Southern hemisphere, democracy arose with a radical flourish, bringing dramatic changes in politics, education, civil society, and the media.

Historically, revolution in Latin America has been depicted as civil war, violent conflict, and armed resistance, but recent social change has resulted from the political power of mass social movements reflected in elections and government policy change rather than guerrilla insurgencies.

The Pink Tide investigates the relationship between media access and democracy, arguing that citizen participation in broadcasting is a primary indicator of the changed social relations of power in each country.

Democracy has meaning only to the extent that citizens participate in discussion and decisions.

This book demonstrates that participation in public communication is a prime ingredient in democratic action and citizen self-organization, a vital means for constructing new cultural practices and social norms.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9781786602398



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