Bibliographic Guide to Caribbean Mass Communication
AUTHOR: John Lent
PUBLISHER: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
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This is an international survey of all types of literature on mass communication of the Caribbean region presenting 3,695 citations. The book is organized by regions, divided by the nations' ties to a metropolitan power. Countries such as Dominican Republic and Haiti with longer histories of independence are listed separately. (The vast reservoirs of data on Cuban mass communication necessitated a separate volume.) Topically, the chapters are divided into possible categories of general studies, advertising, broadcasting, development communication, film, freedom of the press, history of media, journalism education and training, news agencies, popular culture, print media, and telecommunications.
Because of the recency of Caribbean mass communication as a field of study, the emphasis in this book is the period from the 1970s to the present. Many works of historical significance, however, are also cited, including nineteenth and early twentieth century works. Overall, the bibliography is representative in covering all genres of publications--books, periodicals, dissertations, theses, and conference papers. Although the bibliography consists mainly of English-language publications, hundreds of citations appear from other languages. The work is complete with a general subject index and author index.
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/30/1992
CATEGORY: Social Science