Cultural Policies in Contemporary Brazil

Brazil underwent numerous transformations during the Lula and Dilma governments. One of the sectors that changed the most was culture, with the resumption of the leading role of public power in the sector. However, unlike previous periods of strong state presence in the culture that were authoritarian governments (Era Vargas and Military Regime), the PTs were democratic, leading to a context I have called “politicization of the cultural field “. It is this process that Alexandre Barbalho will address at the next Seminar promoted by POLObs, on December 6, at 2:30 p.m., in the Image Room, with the objective of situating his most relevant events and drawing a diagnosis of the current context, post-petism, in relation to the future of cultural policies in the country.

Alexandre Barbalho has a degree in History from the State University of Ceará (UECE), a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Postdoctoral degree in Communication at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is an adjunct professor of History and Doctorate in Sociology and Public Policy at UECE and in Communication at UFC. Has experiences in the areas of Politics, Culture and Communication, working mainly in the following subjects: cultural policy; communication policy; media and citizenship; media and minorities; media and politics; elites

The Permanent Seminar on Communication and Culture Policies is an initiative of PolObs, Observatory of Communication and Culture Policies of CECS.

[Text published on 11/23/2018]