Call For Papers
Revista Comunicação & Sociedade [Communication & Society Journal] Special Issue “Media, democracy and political power: between the right to communication and hegemony in public agenda” V. 41, n. 3 (Sept-Dec 2017), to be published in December, 2017
Dossier Editor: Dr. Magali do Nascimento Cunha
Full paper submissions due: July 30, 2017
The close relationship between media, democracy and political power in the second decade of the 21st century is the object of this thematic volume of Communication & Society. This proposal is motivated by the observation of the movements that shake up contemporary political contexts in the world and in Brazil, with significant advances in the occupation of the political sphere by conservative and ultraconservative leaders, parties and movements. These advances are represented in the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, in polarized elections in Europe and in the seizure of power in Brazil through the impeachment process of Dilma Rousseff. At the same time, popular movements, including those of social minorities, are reconfiguring in reaction to the conservative revitalization. In all these contexts it is observed that traditional media and digital media occupy a prominent place in the mediation of the processes involved, either in the reverberation of prevailing discourses or in the critical expression to them, both in alliances with powers in progress and in oppositionist divergences, in actions of support, confrontation or negotiation.
This special issue will be bilingual, in Portuguese and English.