Media and Portuguese Empire (forthcoming) BooK Presentation

23.05.2017, Auditorium B2.03,​ 2nd floor, Building II  ISCTE-IUL

José Luís Garcia (ICS-UL), Chandrika Kaul (St. Andrews University), Filipa Subtil (ESCS-IPL), Alexandra Santos (Universidade Europeia|
Laureate University (editores). Media and Portuguese Empire. Palgrave Macmillan, (2017, forthcoming)

This book offers a new understanding of the role of media in the Portuguese Empire, shedding light on the interactions between communications, policy, economics, society, culture, and national identities. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, Media and the Portuguese Empire comprises studies in journalism, communication, history, literature, sociology, and anthropology, focusing on such diverse subjects as the expansion of the printing press, the development of newspapers and radio, State propaganda in the metropolitan Portugal and the colonies, censorship, and the uses of media by opposition
groups. It encourages a comprehension of the articulations and tensions between the different groups that participated, willingly or not, in the establishment, maintenance and overthrow of the Portuguese Empire in Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, India, and East Timor.


CHAPTER 1 – The Portuguese Empire: An Introduction, José Luís Garcia, Chandrika Kaul, Filipa Subtil, Alexandra Dias Santos
CHAPTER 2 – Media and the Portuguese and British Empires: Themes in Comparative Perspective, Chandrika Kaul
CHAPTER 3 – An Overview of the Colonial Media in the Context of the Portuguese Empire, Antonio Hohlfeldt
CHAPTER 4 – The Languages of the Goan Periodical Press, 1820–1933, Sandra Ataíde Lobo
CHAPTER 5 – The Press and Portuguese-British Relations at the Time of the British ‘Ultimatum’, Paulo Jorge Fernandes
CHAPTER 6 – Republicanism and Nationalism in Angola in Late Nineteenth Century, Cristina Portella
CHAPTER 7 – The First Stirrings of Anti-Colonial Discurse in the Portuguese Press, José Luís Garcia
CHAPTER 8 – The Press and Empire in Portuguese Africa, 1842–1926, Isadora de Ataíde Fonseca
CHAPTER 9 – Imperial Taboos: Salazarist Censorship in the Portuguese Colonies, Daniel Melo
CHAPTER 10 – Colonization through Broadcasting: Rádio Clube de Moçambique and the Promotion of Portuguese Colonial Policy, 1932–1964, Nelson Ribeiro
CHAPTER 11 – The Mise-en-scène of the Empire: The 1940 Portuguese World Exhibition, Joana Ramalho
CHAPTER 12 – The Luso-Tropicalist Message of the Late Portuguese Empire, Cláudia Castelo
CHAPTER 13 – Reporting 4 February 1961 in Angola: The Beginning of the End of the Portuguese Empire, Tânia Alves
CHAPTER 14 – Photography and Propaganda in the Fall of the Portuguese Empire: Volkmar Wentzel’s Assignments for National Geographic Magazine, Afonso Ramos
CHAPTER 15 – Rising Symbol for a Falling Empire: The African Footballer Eusébio, José Ricardo Carvalheiro
CHAPTER 16 – Amílcar Cabral, the PAIGC and the Media: The Struggle in Words, Sounds and Images, Teresa Duarte Martinho
CHAPTER 17 – Literature against the Empire: Narratives of the Nation in the Textbook História de Angola and in the Novel Yaka, Alexandra Dias Santos and Filipa Subtil
CHAPTER 18 – East Timor and Portugal: The Ending of Empire in the Media, Rita Ribeiro and Joaquim Costa


JOSÉ LUÍS GARCIA received his PhD in Social Sciences from the Universidade de Lisboa. He is Senior Re-search Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the same university. In the last decade, he was invited to lecture in universities of Portugal, Spain, France, Brasil, Argentina, and the USA, on subjects such as communication and media studies, philosophy of technology, and social theory. He recently edited Pierre Musso and the Network Society. From Saint-Simonianism to the Internet (Springer, 2016) and co-edited Jacques Ellul and the Technological Society in the 21st Century (Springer, 2013), and La Contribution en ligne. Pratiques participatives à l’ère du capitalisme informationnel (Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2014).

CHANDRIKA KAUL With a doctorate from the University of Oxford, Chandrika Kaul teaches in the Department of Modern Histo-ry, University of St Andrews, Scotland. She has published extensively in the field of journalism and empire and is founding co-editor of the book series, Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media. Her monographs include Reporting the Raj, the British Press and India (2003), and Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience: Britain and India in the Twentieth century (2014). She has edited several books, including Media and the British Empire (2006, 2013), and Explorations in Modern Indian History and the Media (2009). She is also co-editor of International Communications and Global News networks: Historical Perspectives (2011), and News of the World and the British Press 1843-2011 (2015).

FILIPA SUBTIL (Amsterdam, 1971) is Assistant Professor at the School of Communication and Media Studies, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences. Her research focuses on sociology of communication, social theory of the media in the US and Canada and frameworks of the media on gender issues. Subtil is author of Compreender os Media. As Extensões de McLuhan (2006) [Understanding the Media. The McLuhan Extensions].

ALEXANDRA SANTOS (Lisbon, 1972) is Assistant Professor at IADE—Universidade Europeia, where she has co-ordinated the Communication Science course since 2012. She holds a PhD in Social Science from the Instituto de Ciências Sociais—Universidade de Lisboa. Her main research subjects are Angolan literature and history, nationalism, and post-colonial studies.

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