The present and the past as communicational process

  • Marialva Carlos Barbosa Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná
Keywords: Communication, History, Communicational Studies


This paper discusses the reasons why the communication studies’ nature is mainly “presentist”, and concomitantly, tries to show how a historiographical look could infer a greater complexity of the analyses for the communicational scientific Field, due to the procedural nature of historical reflections. Presenting communication as a place of knowledge, yet shows the importance of considering communication as a relation. To think of relation is perhaps the scientific destiny of communication and not to see the scientific Field of communication as something finished by itself.


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Author Biography

Marialva Carlos Barbosa, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná
Professora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação e Linguagens da Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná. Professora Aposentada da Universidade Federal Fluminense. Diretora Científica da INTERCOM e Presidente de Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores de História da Mídia
How to Cite
Barbosa, M. (2012). The present and the past as communicational process. MATRIZes, 5(2), 145-155.