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The digital era and alternatives for human and communications development in Latin America

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The current study will first of all summarize the documentation and critical revision of authors like Ander Egg (2006), Cimadevilla (2008), Infante and Otros (2007), De Roberti and Pascal (2007), Jenkins (2008), Pineda (2009), Pisani and Piotet (2009) and Wolton (2006), among others. It approaches the subject of whether there are some alternatives and opportunities in the era of digital culture appearing in Latin American countries for the benefit of human and communications development. In order to fulfil this task, the investigation will focus on the development proposals that have circulated in the field since the end of the 1950s until the present time, and which highlight the necessity of their reformulation in the light of technological transformations. Furthermore, the role of communications within present challenges of development will be examined, since human development remains a qualitative problem unsolved. Later, a review will be made of the possible alternatives in the digital environment, concluding with a set of proposals on human and communications development in the region.

Keywords: Latin American development; digital alternatives; digital era; human and communicative development

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Zulia, Venezuela.

Publication date: 2011-02-01

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