Approches épistémologiques de la communication et de l’analyse des médias en Amérique latine : indépendance intellectuelle et transformation sociale

Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication. 2019;15 DOI 10.4000/rfsic.5179


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Journal Title: Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication

ISSN: 2263-0856 (Online)

Publisher: Société Française de Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics: Communication. Mass media | Bibliography. Library science. Information resources

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: French

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Yeny Serrano


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper focuses on the epistemological reflections carried out in Latin America on communication. It highlights some similarities with Information and Communication Sciences in France. On both sides of the Atlantic, the first studies on communication and mass media are strongly influenced by European critical approaches that view communication as a tool for social change. In Latin America, the colonial past and the political context in the 1960s reinforced these social transformations. They also inspires claims of intellectual independence. However, as discussed in the paper, the fragmentation of the communication field and media analysis could interfere with communication research as a tool for social transformations.