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[Commlist] new book: When Media Succumbs to Rising Authoritarianism: Cautionary Tales from Venezuela's Recent History

Tue Jan 12 16:04:05 GMT 2021

Book Announcement

When Media Succumbs to Rising Authoritarianism: Cautionary Tales from Venezuela's Recent History (Routledge Focus on Journalism Studies)
ISBN: 978-0-367-61616-8 (hbk);978-1-003-10572-5 (ebk)
Publisher: Routledge (Routledge Focus on Journalism Studies)
Editors: Ezequiel Korin ((ekorin /at/ & Paromita Pain ((paromita.pain /at/

This book provides a transversal scholarly exploration of the multiple changes exhibited around Venezuelan media during the Chávez regime. Bringing together a body of original research by key scholars in the field, the book looks at the different processes entailed by Chavismo's relationship with the media, extending their discussion beyond the boundaries of the specific cases or examples and into the entire articulation of a nearly-perfect communicational hegemony.

It explores the wide-ranging transformations in the national mediascape, such as how censorship of journalistic endeavors has impacted news consumption / production in the country to the complexities of Venezuelan filmmaking during Chavismo, from the symbolic postmortem persistence of Chávez to the profound transformations undergone by telenovelas, from the politically induced migration of online audiences to the reinvention of media spaces for cultural journalism as forms of resistance.

Table of contents:
- Introduction: entering the forest without noticing the trees (Ezequiel Korin & Paromita Pain)
- Two films: a rhizomatic connection (Arturo Serrano)
- Short-form documentaries, cyber activism, and resistance by Venezuelan filmmakers (Concepción Cascajosa-Virino & Bárbara Barrios Barreto) - Asymmetrical information warfare in the Venezuelan contested media spaces (Iria Puyosa) - Rebellious audiences: information platform migration and use of WhatsApp in a tyrannized society (Carmen Beatriz Fernández) - From riches to rags: the decline of Venezuelan telenovelas (Carolina Acosta-Alzuru) - Status of institutional advertising in Venezuela during 1999–2018 77 (Agrivalca Canelón S.) - The return of the Caudillos in the digital age – changing hegemony and Media Caesarism: continuities and changes in the news media landscape under the Chavismo (Jairo Lugo-Ocando & Andrés Cañizález) - Chávez’s eyes: an iconic presence in the Venezuelan political communication (Max Römer-Pieretti) - Between resistance and reinvention: cultural diffusion in Venezuelan media (Moraima Guanipa)

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