Criticism and metacritique: contribution and responsibility of the communication theories

  • Vera Veiga França Departamento de Comunicação Social da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Keywords: Communication theories, critical theory, criticism and metacritique

Abstract

This paper discusses the cyclical nature of the critical approaches of communicationin Brazil in the last 40 years. The 1970’s, 1980’s were characterized by theories of differenthues who denounced the culture’s commodification, the symbolic’s deflation, thedisputes over hegemony in the interpretation of reality. The next 20 years were markedby abandonment of certain critical bias, in favor of the treatment of most indentedaspects of communicative process and product. From recent discussions of Boltanski,placing the concepts of critical and metacritique, highlighting to the importance ofthe redemption of embracing looks in the communicational analysis.

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Author Biography

Vera Veiga França, Departamento de Comunicação Social da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Professor of the Graduate Program in Communication at UFMG, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. Coordinator of the GRIS (Grupo de Pesquisa em Imagem e Sociabilidade da FAFICH/UFMG research group on Image and sociability), Works in the fields of Communication Theories, Communication and Media Culture and  Research Methodology in Communication. E-mail: veravfranca@yahoo.com.br
Published
2014-12-08
How to Cite
França, V. (2014). Criticism and metacritique: contribution and responsibility of the communication theories. MATRIZes, 8(2), 101-116. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v8i2p101-116
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