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Latin America pp 229-256 | Cite as

Communication, Science, and Technology

  • Robert C. Williamson

Abstract

When Latin America reached the mid-twentieth century, wider means of communication were indispensable. Urbanization and mass education became significant factors in the second half of the twentieth century. By the twenty-first century new breakthroughs in science and technology reached a crescendo. Clearly, these developments have enormous sociopolitical implications. For one, mass media are critical in the road to democracy. Also, they set the agenda in national goals and identities. Inevitably these issues are inseparable from those of previous chapters—economic and political forces, national legitimacy, and religious behavior, among others.

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Mass Medium Military Regime Soap Opera Military Dictatorship Press Freedom 
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