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The Global Context of Women in Communication

The Global Context of Women in Communication

The global context of women in communication
H. LeslieSteeves, University of Oregon

The post-World War II decades of the 20th century were marked by political and ideological tensions between advocates of modernization and advocates of balance and resistance. The former argued that capital-intensive modernization projects would reduce poverty via a “trickle-down effect” and increase free flows of global information. Opponents cited considerable evidence of failures in modernization and argued that an unfettered “free flow” harms cultural diversity and indigenous values.

These polarizations faded in the 1980s and 1990s, as debt-plagued developing countries were forced into structural adjustment agreements, and the forces of modernization, Westernization, and globalization became dominant. At the same time, other pressing issues—terrorism, genocide, war, environment, and AIDS—became salient ...

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