The absence of Jesús Martín-Barbero in the Communication Studies in Portugal

Keywords: Jesús Martín-Barbero, Lusophone space, academic flows, anglo-internationalization


The objective of this work is to discuss the absence of Jesús Martín-Barbero in studies on communication sciences in Portugal. Considering that academic flows between Brazil and Portugal are intense, we would have as hypothesis the sharing of bibliography and methodologies from the introduction of Brazilian and Latin American authors in Portugal and of Portuguese authors in Brazil. However, this sharing is sporadic on both sides of the Atlantic, and it does not include Martín-Barbero systematically. Therefore, we aim to trace his presence, especially in reception and culture studies, and the determine the reasons that lead to such little presence in the context of Portuguese research.


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Author Biographies

Isabel Ferin Cunha, Universidade de Coimbra
Professora Associada da Universidade de Coimbra. Foi vice-presidente do Centro de Investigação Media e Jornalismo (2004-2006) e tem coordenado projetos aprovados pela Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia/Portugal
Fernanda Castilho, Centro Paula Souza (Fatec) Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP)
Professora do Centro Paula Souza (Faculdade de Tecnologia). Pós-doutora pela Universidade de São Paulo. Mestre e Doutora pela Universidade de Coimbra.
How to Cite
Cunha, I., & Castilho, F. (2018). The absence of Jesús Martín-Barbero in the Communication Studies in Portugal. MATRIZes, 12(1), 79-98.