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Use the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives to assess the effects of global TV programming on developing countries.

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Hello and thank you once again for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. Please note that this solution assumes that you are familiar with all 3 perspectives and that what you need are ideas in relation to global TV programming effect on developing countries. If not, you are advised to download this already available solution in the library - Posting ID: 341346 which explains these perspectives. Now, this is a very broad topic because we can provide a lot of examples. What I have done however is provide one plausible effect per perspective so that you can focus on an argument and expand on it. References are listed to help you do this as well. A word version of the solution is attached, good luck!

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Global TV Programming

In this age, digital is the standard. Any TV program in Europe, America, Japan - indeed any TV program that has been digitized or recorded for sharing can be viewed online via sites like Youtube and because Hollywood movies and US TV programs are so popular, they are syndicated and shown in the developing world via serialization by local networks. In other words, the programs are purchased or shown simultaneously with US airings (for special and sought after TV shows) or re-aired for programs that have already been shown in the US and are just being introduced to local programming. Take for example the very popular CBS procedural drama CSI. It has been syndicated and re-aired all over Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America sometimes using subtitles or sometimes dubbed. In the 3rd world such shows are popular entertainment because of the perception of American TV Entertainment - high concept, high quality, imaginative writing using the best actors and latest video-audio-effects technology. It is no argument that while Cannes is the centre of high-art in Film, Hollywood and US ...

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The solution is a 1,121-word essay that describes and analyzes the effect of global TV programming in developing countries using the 3 major perspectives in social research - functionalism, conflict perspective and interactionist perspective. Cultural conflict and barriers, relativism and ethnocentrism also inform this essay. References are listed, a word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and download.

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Use the functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives to access the effects on global TV programming in developing on developing countries.

First of all let me paste a table that shows the three sociological perspectives that we are addressing.
(see Table 1
TABLE 1 Sociological Perspectives

Sociological Perspective Level of Analysis Focus

1. Symbolic Interactionism Micro Use of symbols; Face-to-face interactions

2. Functionalism Macro Relationship between the parts of society; How aspects of society are functional (adaptive)

3. Conflict Theory Macro Competition for scarce resources; How the elite control the poor and weak

We will look at how these sociological perspectives can explain the impact of global TV programming on developing nations. I have witnessed these effects firsthand. I was born and raised in Brazil, South America and returned there after college to teach at an international school. I currently live in Thailand and have seen global TV impact society here as well.

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