New concepts and territories…

Nuevos Conceptos y Territorios en América Latina

Eds. Adilson Cabral, César Bolaño, Denize Araujo, Fernando Andacht, Fernando Paulino

This e-book, “New Concepts and Territories in Latin America”, edited by Adilson Cabral, César Bolaño, Denize Araujo, Fernando Andacht and Fernando Paulino, was conceived as a way to dialogue with the 2017 IAMCR Congress, whose theme is “Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: new media, new territories, new discourses”.

There are 33 texts in it, discussing issues from nine Latin American countries, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. The texts are in English or Spanish and include expanded abstracts in the language not chosen, besides having an abstract in the chosen idiom. Part of the e-book is dedicated to the CV of each author. The cover is the map of Latin America with keywords from the texts written by the researchers.

The e-book is sponsored by the ALAIC and the ULEPICC and counts with 12 researchers from 10 countries in its Editorial Council: Mariana Rodrigues and Martin Becerra from Argentina, Eduardo Morettin from Brazil, Isaac Nahon-Serfaty from Canada, Chiara Saenz-Baeza from Chile, Amparo Cadavid from Colombia, José Valdéz from Cuba, William Brown from Great Britain, Josep Català from Spain, Gabriel Kaplún from Uruguay, David Foster and Marguerite Waller from the United States.

There are five subthemes in the e-book: Audiovisual Communication; Literature & Arts; Communication Politics & Cultural Policies; Latin American Images & Imaginaries; Social Movements; Citizenship; Democracy & Migration; and Technological Convergences, Youtube & Internet.

In the subtheme Audiovisual Communication, Literature & Arts, Alice Fatima Martins analyzes the Paraguayan film 7 Cajas emphasizing the role of country borders. Arlindo Machado questions if Cinema sign is motivated or arbitrary. Carlos Lopez Lizarazo presents the exotic in Latin American Cinema, while Elaine Javorski discusses the inmigrant folklorization in Brazilian TV. Írida García de Molero´s theme is the social representations in the Venezuelan film Pelo Malo and Thomas Shalloe evokes literature and images from Buenos Aires.

The subtheme Communication Politics & Cultural Policies includes Ana Maria Suárez Monsalve, who discusses urban cultural transformations and communications in Chile, while Carlos Henrique Demarchi y Maria Teresa Miceli Kerbauy analyze democracy and public policies in Brazil. Cesar Bárcenas y Maria Consuelo Lemus Pool are concerned with the social incidence of communication policies in Mexico. Daniela Monje et al present convergence impacts in the area of audiovisual in Argentina, while Dasniel Olivera Pérez, Anidelys Rodriguez and Hilda Saladrigas Medina discuss information and communication politics in Cuba. Dimas A. Künsch, Mateus Yuri Passos and Renata Carraro talk about justice mediation as a policy for comprehensive communication.

The theme of Fernando Oliveira Paulino and Viviane dos Santos Brochardt is communication policies on pesticides and agrotoxin residues in food. Vanessa Matos dos Santos is concerned with communication as rupture.

In the subtheme Latin American Images and Imaginaries, Amanda Rueda analyzes film festivals and imaginary territories. David Restrepo- Diaz discusses the representations in illustration ads in press. Denize Araujo proposes a concept of crystal-memory for the Chilean film Nostalgia for the light while Fernando Andacht evokes the Latin American imaginary in the Uruguayan series Tiranos Temblad. Luiza Lusvarghi also analyzes the Latin American imaginary in criminal reports while Paula Puhl and Roberto Tietzmann revisited the visuality of the mascots of 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Seven texts present their author’s views in the subtheme Social Movements, Citizenship, Democracy & Migration. Abel Antonio Grivalva Verdugo and Anajilda Mondaca Cota discuss mediatic citizenship in México. Ada C. Machado da Silveira and Maria Liz Benitez Almeida talk about the guarani idiom in Paraguay. Aimée Vega Montiel´s text is about feminist debates on new media, new territories and new discourses. The concern of Alexei Padilla Herrera, Elisa Beatriz Ramírez Hernández and David Corcho Hernández is the controversy between communication and democracy in Cuba. Bibiana Magaly Mejía and Lucero Giraldo Marín also discuss communication and democracy, but in Colombia. Isaltina Maria de Azevedo Mello Gomes and Natália Martins
Flores present the “Ocupe Estelita”, a Brazilian vídeo production while Laura Rojas and Diana Henao Rengifo discuss the transmedia participation for citizenship in Medellín, Colombia.

In the subtheme Technological Convergences, Youtube & Internet, Adilson Vaz Cabral Filho and Cynthia Pires de Oliveira discuss the platforms of complementarity by community broadcast initiatives while Juliana Furtado discusses the creative codes of entertainment publicity. Juliana Fernandes Teixeira, Denise Maria Moura da Silva Lopes and Jacqueline Lima Dourado reveal the use of mobile devices by television journalists. Sergio Rivera Magos and Bruno Carriço Reis talk about the role of gender in narcocorrido videoclips. Sonia Aguiar discusses alternative territories in world outskirts while Sonia Montaño talks about Youtube and new audiovisual territories.

The e-book New Concepts and Territories in Latin America will be launched in Cartagena during the IAMCR Congress and will be in the ULEPICC site, with free access. We hope you enjoy reading the texts!


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