A Latin American approach to mediatization: specificities and contributions to a global discussion about how the media shape contemporary societies

SCOLARI, Carlos and RODRIGUEZ-AMAT, Joan (2018). A Latin American approach to mediatization: specificities and contributions to a global discussion about how the media shape contemporary societies. Communication Theory, 28 (2), 131-154.

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Theories on mediatization have been developed in Latin America in parallel to those flourishing in the Global North. This article analyzes the former while keeping an eye on the more available theoretical production in English-speaking publications. The main part of the article covers Eliseo Verón’s initial reflections on the semantization of violence to his later development of an evolutionary approach to mediatization. The article then introduces the contributions made by Latin American researchers who have followed in Verón’s wake during the last decade. The article concludes with an overview of the parallelisms between the two theoretical strands, and considers their complementarities as well as the possible exchanges between them.

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Additional Information: Title and abstract also in Spanish. Spanish title: A Latin American Approach to Mediatization: Specificities and Contributions to a Global Discussion About How the Media Shape Contemporary Societies: Un enfoque latinoamericano de la mediatización: especificidades y contribuciones a una discusión global sobre cómo los medios dan forma a las sociedades contemporáneas Midiatização sob uma abordagem latino-americana: especificidades e contribuições para uma discussão global sobre como os meios de comunicação vem delineando as sociedades contemporâneas ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router. ** Licence for VoR version of this article starting on 15-05-2018: https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/about_us/legal/notices
Uncontrolled Keywords: mediatization, Eliseo Verón, sociosemiotics, Latin America, mediation
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Media Arts and Communication
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/ct/qtx004
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SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 08:24
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 13:18
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21283

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