Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais / Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies (e-ISSN: 2183-0886 | ISSN: 2184-0458) is a thematic journal of the area of Cultural Studies. Published since 2013 in the OJS system, this journal has a rigorous scientific arbitration system and is published in Portuguese and English twice a year. From 2013 to 2016, was published by the University of Minho and Aveiro, in conjunction with the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies. From 2017 onwards it is published exclusively by the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho. The editorial board of Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais / Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies integrates renowned specialists in Cultural Studies from all over the world.
Pedro Andrade & Mário Caeiro
7(1) - 2020 | CECS - UMinho
ISSN:2184-0458 (print) | 2183-0886 (online)
“Within the processes resulting from these different spheres of the social environ-ment, or in their fusion, as detailed below, this issue of the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies, focuses on the relations that public art establishes with a very current, but rela-tively little studied, social process – tourism communication, in particular the case of cultural tourism. Cultural Studies and Tourism Studies, as well as adjacent research ar-eas, can benefit from this dialectic. In other words, the issue at stake here is not a single and isolated social process, that can be translated into a specific and isolated concept that may be observed in the texts and titles of many scientific studies. Such studies, supposedly univocal or hegemonic, often focus on a single idea, which in itself would exhaust the depths of social or entire sociological thinking. On the contrary, this issue of the journal, does not aim to offer a reflection on a simple theme, which can be repre-sented, for example, by the title «Public art», or by the title «Tourism communication». Instead it focuses on a central question, or seminal thesis, expressed by the following proposition: «Public art for tourism communication»”. [Introdutory note]