Understanding News Media Consumption and Political Attitudes and Behavior in Latin America

Understanding News Media Consumption and Political Attitudes and Behavior in Latin America

Date: May 2011
Creator: Salzman, Ryan
Description: News media consumption is vital to understanding democracy in Latin America. Democracy in the region lacks consolidation that may be encouraged by the ability of news media to shape individuals' political attitudes and behaviors. Yet, we know very little about how citizens of Latin American countries consume news media or how that consumption affects attitudes and behavior. This study offers a region-wide examination of the factors that shape news media consumption and the effects of that consumption on individuals in the region. To explore this topic, I examine survey data from the 2008 Latin American Public Opinion Project in 18 Latin American countries. I argue that news media promote democratic attitudes and political behavior by increasing the symbolic value of democracy and by supplementing those symbols with information that further encourages democratic attitudes and political participation. Additionally, political behavior is not temporally proximate to political behaviors such as voting. This necessitates a mediated path for news media consumption to influence participation through political interest, civil society participation and democratic attitudes. My findings illustrate that each news medium type (TV, radio, newspaper) must be considered separately from each other type. I find that news media consumption has little effect on attitudes. ...
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[Poster for The Politics of Taste Symposium]

[Poster for The Politics of Taste Symposium]

Date: 2010
Creator: Charette, Emily
Description: Poster advertising a symposium titled "The Politics of Taste in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Latin America" held at Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas, September 17, 2010. The poster includes an illustration of a colonial-era gentleman and a map of Central and South America. Text on the right side of the poster describes the topic of the symposium, lists the speakers, and gives details about the time and location.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Novelas Indigenistas Representativas de America

Novelas Indigenistas Representativas de America

Date: May 1969
Creator: Rodríguez, David R.
Description: In this thesis have been included six novels of the indigenous type that represent four countries of Latin America: Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. This type of novel contains elements of social protest, and therefore it is appropriate to examine the problem of the "indio" or (Indian) in relation to the countries where the majority of the population is comprised of "Indians".
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[Interview with Elda Harrington]

[Interview with Elda Harrington]

Date: April 2, 2008
Creator: Kidd, Allison & Westrup, Sarah
Description: This transcript is the record of an interview with photographer Elda Harrington about how technology affects her work as part of a lecture series, "Women Art Technology." During the interview, Harrington discusses her own work in photography as well as the schools and the photography festival that she has established in Argentina. The transcript includes a brief introduction with a biography of Harrington and general information about the lecture series and the specific interview. A list of 'Suggested reading' materials is also listed at the end of the transcript.
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[Interview with Adelma Benavente Garcia]

[Interview with Adelma Benavente Garcia]

Date: March 25, 2008
Creator: Kidd, Allison & Westrup, Sarah
Description: This transcript is the record of an interview with photographer Adelma Benavente Garcia about how technology affects her work as part of a lecture series, "Women Art Technology." During the interview, Garcia discusses the projects she has worked on to preserve photographs in the Andes mountains and other parts of Peru. The transcript includes a brief introduction with a biography of Garcia and general information about the lecture series and the specific interview. A list of 'Suggested reading' materials is also listed at the end of the transcript.
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[Interview with Paula Sibilia]

[Interview with Paula Sibilia]

Date: April 23, 2008
Creator: Kidd, Allison & Westrup, Sarah
Description: This transcript is the record of an interview with Paula Sibilia about how technology affects her work as part of a lecture series, "Women Art Technology." During the interview, Sibilia discusses her research into how technological body modifications affect the cultural, social, and philosophical aspects of the human body. The transcript includes a brief introduction with a biography of Sibilia and general information about the lecture series and the specific interview. A list of 'Suggested reading' materials is also listed at the end of the transcript.
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Vieques: Island of Conflict and Dreams

Vieques: Island of Conflict and Dreams

Date: December 2003
Creator: Borges, Cristóbal A.
Description: This written thesis is a companion to a 30-minute documentary video of the same title. The documentary is a presentation of the historical conflict between the United States Navy and the people of the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. For over 60 years the island was used by the United States Navy as a military training facility. The documentary attempts to present an analysis of the struggle between citizens of the island and the Navy. This written component presents a summarized history of Puerto Rico, Vieques and the conflict with the United States Navy. In addition, the preproduction, production and post-production process of the documentary are discussed. A theoretical analysis of the filmmaker's approach and technique are addressed and analyzed as well. The thesis's goal is to provide a clear understanding of the Vieques conflict to United States audiences who do not a familiarity with the topic. The thesis is presented from the perspective of a person who grew up in Puerto Rico.
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The Impact of Indigenous Movements in Latin America: A Work in Progress

The Impact of Indigenous Movements in Latin America: A Work in Progress

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Bensen, Clara & Sahliyeh, Emile F.
Description: This presentation discusses research relating to the impact of indigenous movements in Latin America. This research seeks to identify and sample, gather and analyze data, and ascertain what factors are affected.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
A Comprehensive Approach: Poverty, Politics, and Social Conflict in Latin America: A Work in Progress

A Comprehensive Approach: Poverty, Politics, and Social Conflict in Latin America: A Work in Progress

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Ostria, Marcelo A. & Navarro, Aaron W., 1973-
Description: Poster presented at the 2008 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses an investigative research project designed to study the correlations between poverty, politics, and social conflict in Latin America.
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook

Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme. Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe
Description: This Global Environmental Outlook report (GEO LAC 3) is the third comprehensive environmental assessment of the status and perspectives of the environment in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It highlights the need to move away from sectoral, uncoordinated and short-term policies, and to work towards consolidating comprehensive and cross-sectoral environmental ones that put sustainability at the centre stage. GEO LAC 3 is part of UNEP’s contribution to catalyzing improvements to human well-being and framing a fresh debate around the concept of sustainability in the context of a world evolving from six billion, to nine billion people by 2050.
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