Media and Colonialisms - Call for Papers for the Winter Issue of the Journal on Media and Journalism open until May 16

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Call for Papers
May 16, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Communication, Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Revista Media & Jornalismo

nº 29

Issue about Media and Colonialisms

Edition date: November 2016



The Journal of Media and Journalism is currently a publication of the Center for Research in Communication and Digital Culture - CIC.Digital - FCSH- New University of Lisbon. It is published in Portuguese, English and Spanish and uses a double-blind review arbitration system.


Media and Journalism is a scientific journal that aims to be a forum for discussion and dissemination of research conducted on the field of media and journalism within and outside the country.




Media and Colonialisms


    A little more than 40 years have passed since the Portuguese democratic revolution of April 25, 1974 and the independence of African countries. There are several symptoms of a renewed interest on this recent past from the part of Portuguese scholars and artists, almost always filled with memories both happy and traumatic. Throughout this time, the scientific field of Communication Sciences has been more attentive to issues such as the freedom of speech and of the press, as well as the relationship between journalism and democracy. Although, these themes relate to that of colonialism and post-colonialism they seldom were approached in that context. However, there are currently a number of researchers of journalism, media and contemporary cultures that have been investigating, with multiple approaches, the relations between media and colonialisms. Those from the past, as well as those emerging today, or a mixture of both past and present. We are interested in all colonial experiences and not only the Portuguese.

    We invite all to participate in this new issue of the Journal of Media and Journalism, which seeks to reflect upon the role of the media in the construction and deconstruction of empires. From television to the Internet, from cinema to photography, from media and journalism, to the news and to the simple words of a poem how were colonialisms made and unmade, yesterday as today? Are there or not new forms of colonialism manifesting in the media? Do Media Empires exist (in a broad sense of the expression)?  What is the role of the media, and of journalism in particular, in these contexts? Is it a real menace to democracies or a side effect? What differentiates colonialism from other forms of domination? Is the Internet a means to decolonize with its promise of an hypercommunication? Or does it accomplish a control society (Deleuze) establishing new forms of colonization? Are there desired and desirable colonial imaginaries? How are artists and academics looking into the colonial archives, including their personal and family memories? 


We accept articles on these and other issues centered on the relationship between media and colonialism, from different areas and approaches, such as:


Media and Colonialisms

Media and Identity Constructions

Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries

Media, Gender and New Forms of Colonialism

Internet and Social Networks

Radio and Sound Cultures (Is listening a form of obedience?)

Visual Cultures, Colonial and Postcolonial Representations

Contemporary Cultures in Post-colonialism

Cinema and Colonial Archives

Contemporary Art and Memory

Economics and the Media


We accept texts with maximumm 50 000 caracters, in Times News Roman, font 12, 1,5 spacing.






Contact Info: 



Texts should be sent to the coordinators of this issue by May 16:

Teresa Mendes Flores :

Ana Cabrera:





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