Comunicação e Sociedade, 34, edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins, Alda Costa and Isabel Macedo, dedicated to the theme “Lusophone Studies and Communication Sciences”, is available in open access.
The editors of this volume say that “in the current context of globalization, which is a reality commanded by information technologies and whose nature is eminently economical and financial, the studies on Lusophony calls for, at least, three complementary research directions. If we hold to a post-colonial viewpoint, we can, on the one hand, question Portuguese-speaking narratives as a construction, in several voices, of a transnational and transcontinental geocultural community. We can also interrogate the policies of language and communication as a symbolic struggle for asserting a plural community, in the diversity of Portuguese-speaking peoples. And we can also question the complexity of the movement of interpenetration of cultures. With various gradations, such a movement comprises colonialism, neocolonialism and post-colonialism, in the relationship between peoples, while translating, in like manner, encounter, assimilation and domination, in interaction among ourselves and with others”.
“Bearing in mind different national contexts, Portuguese-speaking studies move, above all, within the transcultural and multicontinental space where Portuguese is the official language. Just as they move in the diasporas of each of these countries. In keeping with post-colonial studies, Portuguese-speaking studies question identity-related interpenetration of us with others, opened by Portuguese expansion in the 15th and 16th centuries, a complex and contradictory reality, where troubled waters in upheaval mix”, they explain.
This number of Comunicação e Sociedade “precisely moves among these three research directions. By adopting a transdisciplinary and transcultural viewpoint, and with applied linguistics”.
Title: Lusophone Studies and Communication Sciences
Journal editor: Moisés de Lemos Martins
Associate editor: Manuel Pinto
Volume Editors – December 2018: Moisés de Lemos Martins, Alda Costa and Isabel Macedo
Graphic Director and Digital Editiing: Pedro Portela
Editorial Assistant: Zara Pinto-Coelho
Graphic Assistant: Ricardina Magalhães