Call for papers for the journal Comunicação e Sociedade on “Time and Media”

The call for papers for the journal Comunicação e Sociedade on “Time and Media” was opened, with Emília Araújo (CECS, UMinho) and Patrícia Matos (UFF, Brazil) as publishers. September 30th is the submission deadline.

The history of the social and cultural uses of time has undoubtedly been marked by the effects of science and technology. Concepts such as emergency, duration, waiting, delays, acceleration and slowing down are now central to understanding the intersecting political, social and emotional dynamics resulting from the mobilisation of digital technologies. In view of the media’s increasing relevance in day-to-day lives, it is important to think about the ways that time and space have become the object of use and composition within the context of the media, thereby raising new questions and concerns about the importance of space and time in the affirmation of individual and collective identities. There is therefore an urgent need to question and extend our knowledge about how the media reconfigures social practices and different representations of time.

This issue of the journal “Comunicação e Sociedade” aims to explore some of these questions linked to different uses of the media.  These questions extend the range of issues associated to the media, communication, and time – from an epistemologically instigative and necessary perspective. This call for papers is therefore for articles that analyse questions of time and temporality, in a wide array of different social contexts, including art and science.

Submission: Originals should be sent in a “Word” format to, in “cc” to both editors: Emilia Araújo ( and Patrícia Matos (

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