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Mediation and reception. Some theoretical and methodological connections in Latin American communication studies

Maria Immacolata Vassallo de Lopes


The article is based on the current debate in Latin America and Brazil, of epistemological and methodological nature, regarding the concepts and processes of reception, mediation and mediatization included. It intends to peruse the paths of communication studies in the region, linking strong traditions of mediation and reception theories with emerging perspective of mediatization. We intend to analyze the various methodological maps of mediations that have been following the changes of the structural relationships between communication and society. We conclude that despite the central position today this theory in the field of communication in Latin America, it still should be taken to the international debate on theories of communication.


Theories of communication, mediation, mediatization, empirical research, epistemology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v8i1p65-80

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