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.

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Resignifications of festivities and community identities

Rita Ribeiro, Manuel Pinto & Maria Erica de Oliveira Lima

6(2) - 2019 | CECS - UMinho


“This edition of the Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to “Resigni-fications of festivities and community identities”, is published as part of the research project “Festivity, cultural heritage and community sustainability. Interplays between re-search and communication: the Bugiada e Mouriscada of Sobrado case”, involving a team of researchers from the Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho. The project aims undertake an in-depth study of the Bugiada e Mouriscada festival in Sobrado, in the Valongo municipality, which takes place on 24 June each year. Its cen-tral objective is to develop a critical framework for recording, analysing, interpreting and disseminating findings on regularly occurring popular festivities, and their relationship with local cultural identities. Coincidentally, this issue, dedicated to festivals, is released in the same year that the open access peer-reviewed TheJournal of Festive Studies was launched. This is a sign of the vitality of this emerging field of study, which is asserting its position within the Social and Human Sciences” [Introdutory note].