The present essay intends to describe and to analyze the main theoretical currents of communication in Latin America from two central aspects: on one hand, the current state of research and production that on the subject exists in some Latin American countries and, on the other hand, the sense that has marked, the beginnings of the last decade, the curricular reform in the schools of communication in Latin America and, consequently, the definition of the object of study of communication. As of the Nineties, the academic application and research of the theory of communication in Latin America have experienced a healthful change and of necessary overcoming. This change mainly initiates from the overcoming of the declining tendency that assigns the studies of communication into a discipline. This has created an increasing conscience of its transdiciplinar statute and revolutionizes the forms of analysis of the production, diffusion and reception of the message. These changes are the base of the main theoretical current and communication research on Latin America: cultural studies.
|Early online date||15 Jun 2002|
|State||Published - 2002|