ALAIC

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We aim to study communication and its connections with the cultures of different peoples. It works around the concept of multiculturalism and communication, discussing issues such as ethno-cultural diversities and national identities.Coordinator: Marcelo Sabbatini (Brazil) [email protected] Vice-coordinators:Marta Meleán (Argentina) [email protected] Yáñez Aguilar (Chile) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The main objective is to study the role of communication in the context of complex organizations, considering the functioning of administrative, internal, institutional and marketing communication. Organizational communication research seeks the systematic study of the intra- and inter-organizational elements and contexts of the symbolic interaction of organizations with their publics.The aim is to analyze issues such as communication climates and cultures, formal and informal networks, organizational symbols, corporate discourse, new technologies, and internal and external environments. The study of Public Relations and the new paradigms in the globalized society, research in areas known as business communication, governmental communication, union communication, religious communication (churches), organizational symbolism, organizational discourse and correlated topics are foreseen as subjects of the Organizational Communication and Public Relations WG. . Coordinators: Rebeca Arévalo (Anahuac, Mexico) [email protected]é Quiroga Sandi (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
Within the great diversity of possible topics, the Political Communication and Media working group has paid special attention to the relationship between national television stations and the political systems of the different Latin American countries. Throughout this decade and foreseeably for the foreseeable future, discourses of a very different nature have appeared, corresponding to the withdrawal of parties, the personalization of leadership through the enunciation device of television and the emergence of a new political subject.The transformation of industry and citizenship, therefore, can hardly be studied today with a continental overview that allows comparisons and trends to be established, thus providing a broad interpretation. The WG proposed to carry out a coordinated study based on common epistemological assumptions and methods for:To critically investigate relations between the State, parties and the media, with a view to identifying authoritarian and democratic practices; Development of political-journalistic television genres, as well as new and/or hybrid television genres; To deepen the knowledge of the conditions of reception; the new citizen practices emerging in this context. . Coordinator: Roberto Gondo Macedo (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil) [email protected] Vice-coordinator: Lilian Kanashiro (Peru) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The purpose of the Communication and Education working group is to analyze and reflect on the link between these two fields of knowledge. Although the relationship between communication and education is very old, the tendency has been to analyze it in the light of technological developments and to discover the contributions of each of these to education. However, the working group starts from the premise that the influence of communication in education goes beyond technological developments, so it seeks to develop a broad reflection that encompasses both face-to-face education systems and distance learning programs.Likewise, the objective is to study the function and role of communication in both formal and non-formal education systems. It should also be noted that in Latin America there are numerous studies on the relationship between education and communication; however, their production is scattered and sometimes unknown. That is why another of the goals of our WG is to compile these works in order to enrich the reflections and to continue shaping the history of the communication-education relationship. . Coordinator: Paula Morabes Ochoa (Argentina) [email protected]Vice-coordinators:Beatriz Marín Ochoa (Colombia) [email protected] Ortiz Henderson (Mexico) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
With the main objective of contributing to the understanding and consolidation of the field of Communication and Health, this WG is presented as a place of identification, convergence, recognition and articulation of the production of a thought on the interface of two axes of power in society: the power of life, represented by Health, and the power to constitute the meanings of reality, an attribute of Communication.The field is conceptualized as a relational and multidimensional space formed by histories, theories and methodologies, technologies, agents and institutions, policies, practices and agendas, interests and disputes of meaning. A field in constant movement, although with historical roots that are expressed in its current configuration. It is understood that the scenarios and practices of Communication and Health, constituent and constituted by power relations, are affected by the social, political, cultural and technological transformations of the contemporary world, which require studies that offer possibilities for their reading, interpretation and action.In this sense, papers presenting research findings and methodological development, theoretical and/or methodological problematization of experiences and theoretical essays related to the following topics are welcome:– State of the art of research and methodological development in Communication and Health. Critical analysis of theoretical and methodological approaches to Communication and Health. Interdisciplinary perspectives on Communication and Health. Comparative studies among Latin American countries – Communication policies in health policies: exclusions and explanations. The place of Communication in the models and in the construction of different health problems: critical and propositive vision. Evaluation in Communication and Health. – Actors and voices of Communication and Health, public and private, consolidated or emerging: institutions, social movements, professional segments. Training processes and practices. – Cartographies and analysis of Communication and Health policies, practices, processes and products in Latin American countries. – Communication, health and citizenship: inequalities, inequities and injustices, inclusion and participation, rights. Neglect and the social determination of health. The place of Communication and Health in community and territorialization processes. – The media as a strategy in the field of health, the meanings of health in the media and the mediatization of health. – Interpersonal communication in health contexts: patient-health care provider and health teams-community relationship. Intercultural communication in health contexts. Communication, health and digital technologies. New social configurations and Communication and Health. – Science, art and culture in Communication and Health. Audiovisual and health. Games and health. . Coordinator: Mónica Petracci (Argentina) [email protected]Vice-coordinators:Mariella Silva (Brazil), [email protected] García (Mexico), [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The economic analysis of communications is fundamental to the understanding of the major issues underlying the current crisis of capitalism. The European tradition of political economy of communication studies contrasts with its small diffusion in Brazil or Latin America, where there are rare, isolated works dedicated to the subject.The accelerated development of the so-called “neo-tevé” and new communication technologies in our countries, the worrying advance of neoliberalism and the hasty privatization of telecommunications in certain areas, the very international expansion of our cultural industries without the primary issues related to the democratic structure of the mass media not even having been addressed internally, all clearly indicate the need to discuss on an objective basis specific urgent issues in the Latin American area that cannot do without an economic analysis.The group aims to serve the organization of Latin American communication researchers concerned with the subject. The aim is to create a channel of communication between researchers, economists, communicologists, political scientists, in short, critical intellectuals capable of contributing to the construction of the interdisciplinary theoretical and analytical body that knowledge of the complex Latin American reality in this area requires. . Coordinator: Daniel Valencia (Colombia) [email protected]Vice-coordinators:Anderson Santos (Brazil) [email protected] Inés Monje (Argentina) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
Analysis of the socio-discursive and socio-cultural processes of media reception in the theoretical-methodological exploration of empirical research and epistemological reflection, which implies approaching reception as:– The relationship of the media with culture and contemporary society; – The relationship between the texts and the recipients’ readings; – The approach to methodological approaches for examining the relationships between receivers and traditional media, as well as between receivers/users of new technologies; – The modes of appropriation and their implications in the construction of media products; – Media interpretation, use and consumption and their relationship with mediationsCoordinator Beatriz Inzunza Mexico (2016-22), ; . Coordinator: Beatriz Inzunza (Mexico) [email protected]Vice-coordinators:Valquiria Michela (Brazil) [email protected] Jiani Bonin (Brazil) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The working group is configured as a space for the presentation and discussion of research carried out in the areas of communication in the context of popular and/or social movements; in workers’ unions; in social pastorals and in NGOs (non-governmental organizations).Promotes the analysis of the alternative use of radio, television, newspapers, Internet and social networks (especially those focused on intervention, accompaniment and management for development and social change), among other forms of community communication. It analyzes the issue of participation, interaction and interactivity in the local media and the “alternative” circuit, including community and social advertising.The group reflects on the interrelations between communication and political culture for the exercise of citizenship; the cultural manifestations of the popular classes; and on the articulations between popular communication, mass communication and global communication.Coordinator: Washington Uranga (Argentina) [email protected]Vice-coordinators: Sandra Meléndez (Colombia) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The WG is proposed as a space for analysis, debate and epistemological, theoretical and methodological reflection on the field of Communication. Therefore, the work should be oriented in a reflective sense on the research task itself. To this end, the following thematic axes are proposed:– Review of the state of the art in the field of communication from an epistemological, theoretical or methodological perspective. – Theoretical deepening based on the analysis, reflection and/or critique of perspectives, models, categories or authors in the field of communication, or other fields of knowledge but with an impact on communicational thought. – Methodological reflection based on the analysis of perspectives, models and techniques of data collection and analysis in the field of communication. – Epistemological debate, based on the critique of the epistemological status of communication research; contributions on inter, trans or multidisciplinary and analysis related to the construction of research objects, reflections on the relationship between theory and methodology, etc.Coordinator: Eva Da Porta (Argentina)Vice-coordinators:Marta Rizo (Mexico)Vilso Junior Santi (Brazil)GO TO GROUP
The issues of development and social change, linked to technical and scientific transformations, maintain a continuous correlation with aspects related to technical innovations and processes in the field of communication. The relationship of these phenomena with aspects associated with well-being in developing societies is based on the articulation of multifactorial and constituent elements such as the economic dimension; social capital; the environmental dimension; the cultural dimension; intellectual capital; and the institutional structure, so that the phenomena associated with technological changes go beyond the idea of mere modernization or economic growth as a path to development. Communication is the link that establishes the relational flows inherent to the development process of society, mediating the articulation between social spheres. It is understood that communication, depending on its structuring, can operate as a social technology in favor of development, which transcends its merely instrumental perspective to pay attention to marketing objectives or ideological attacks to understand it as a social phenomenon that expands the expressive possibilities of different groups in society. In the contemporary context, communication acquires a leading role in society and an approach of technological evolution, resulting in complex mediation processes structured in a network, which undoubtedly impact on social organization, which, in turn, is closely related to the development process. The communicational phenomena based on the network structure, enhanced by the Internet and mobile devices are inserted as elements that make up the inherent articulations of the development process, whether articulated or divergent with the current media ecosystem.This WG adopts the conception of Communication as a social technology and deals with research that emphasizes the relationship between communication and the dimensions of development. This research premise admits the following approaches: socio-historical and cultural approaches to the dissemination and circulation of information and social innovations; communicational critiques of development intervention experiences; relations and power structures of communication in the field of economic development; dynamics of participation and formation of social and cultural capital through mediated communication; communication as an element of social and environmental change in a territory; study of information and communication technologies for development; the uses of communication for the production and dissemination of knowledge, with emphasis on scientific knowledge, understood as a vector of development and an essential element of a nation’s development project. Scientific knowledge and technological development have been inextricably linked to economic and social development models throughout the course of modernity. The public communication of scientific knowledge has positioned these links in different ways, reproducing or challenging the dominant discourse of development, through multiple formats, media and languages. Research in public communication of science addresses and problematizes the ways in which scientific knowledge and scientific practice have been represented in different media and spaces, the discourses that underlie science communication products, the institutions and cultural industries in which this communication takes place, the practices and challenges for the interaction between knowledge producers and communicators, the role conferred to the recipients, and the imaginaries about science of non-specialized audiences.Coordinator: Mónica Franchi Carniello (Brazil) [email protected]Vice-coordinators:Federico Beltramelli (Uruguay) [email protected] García (Colombia) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
Our purpose is to study communication phenomena from a sociocultural perspective and in the context of contemporary society. For example, analyzing the media and cultural industries and how they directly influence the configuration of social imaginaries, social representations, mental states, discursivities and new forms of social relations. Or the study of communicative and cultural processes in social movements, especially in Latin America. We are also interested in the relationships between communication, memory, inter/multi-culturality and history, in the construction of regional and local identities and in migratory processes. . Coordinator Daniel Badenes (Argentina) [email protected] ; [email protected]Vice-coordinator:María Isabel Noreña(Colombia) [email protected]; [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The objective of this Thematic Group is to discuss paradigms and experiences in communication for development and social change. Since the 1960s, development communication has been under the influence of several sometimes contradictory models. In the 1960s and 1970s, the diffusionist and mechanistic schools of North America prevailed, although there was already a different way of thinking generated in Asia and Latin America. From the 1970s onwards, other proposals linked to dependency theories emerged, which took into account aspects of local society, politics and culture.Communication for development, with some elements of community participation, was adopted by some international cooperation agencies and to some extent lost its objectives of participation for social change. We want to accompany the process of renewal of the theory and practice of communication for social change, which rescues aspects of dialogue, participation and reappropriation of communication processes for organizational strengthening and social change.The models emerging from the independence experiences of Africa, Asia and Latin America are intimately linked to political and social events, and in a broader sense to the values and expressions of cultural identities. One of its main premises is that the causes of underdevelopment are structural, having to do with land tenure, lack of collective freedoms, oppression of indigenous cultures, social injustice and other political and social issues, and not only with lack of information and knowledge.These models promote collective rather than individual social change, and communication actions from communities rather than for communities. Stakeholder participation is essential in proposals for alternative and participatory communication for development, which are the most recognized expressions of communication for social change. Communication for social change rescues and deepens the path taken by both. Essentially, it questions the concept of development without the participation of the sectors directly affected, and promotes communication that makes community participation effective, particularly in the poorest and most isolated sectors.In recent years, communication for social change has made a strong entry into both academic language and participatory communication practices, replacing in some ways communication for development, which had been the object of questioning. . Coordinator: Jair Vega (Colombia) [email protected]Vice-coordinators: Claudia Magallanes (Mexico) [email protected] Ceraso (Argentina) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The Advertising Communication WG aims at analyzing, reflecting and understanding advertising as a cultural and communicational phenomenon. In order to address the problem, it proposes the discussion based on the following lines of work:The structure of advertising in Latin American countries The Latin American advertising market The teaching of advertising Advertising language and message analysis Gender and advertising Advertising research and market research Government advertising Social advertising Creativity, strategies and advertising campaigns Advertising and new technologies Social representations and images in advertising Brands and marketing.Coordinator: Fabio Andrés Ribero Salazar (Colombia) [email protected]Vice-coordinators: Ana Paula Cardozo (Brazil) [email protected] Eder Salamanca (Mexico) [email protected]GO TO GROUP
The studies of discourses and the production of meanings present in the processes of creation, circulation and consumption in communicational practices, from different theoretical-methodological approaches, characterize the scope of ALAIC’s “Discourse and Communication” Working Group. Our objectives are: to promote knowledge and disseminate research on different aspects related to the structure, use and management of language in communication processes (mass media, new technologies, interpersonal communication, cultural practices). Likewise, to relate the epistemological, theoretical and methodological dimensions that exist in the scientific and academic production of communication related to discourse studies and semiotic studies.The group wishes to disseminate works based on the study of languages, the production of meaning, discourses, narratives, mediatized aesthetic experiences, verbal and non-verbal exchanges, sign systems and semiotic processes. Studies that use or apply theories and methods relevant to discourse studies, semantic, hermeneutic and phenomenological studies within the field of communication.Coordinator: Laan Mendes de Barros (Brazil) [email protected]Vice-coordinators: Silvia Alvarez Curbelo (Puerto Rico) [email protected] Andacht (Uruguay) [email protected]@fic.edu.uyGO TO GROUP
The working group has been constituted since its genesis as a meeting and exchange space focused on research and intervention in urban communication phenomena, in the inter and transdisciplinary convergence of the so-called urban cultural studies, with special emphasis on ethnographic perspectives, analysis of narratives and the contributions of the various communication professions (urban chronicles, audiovisual documentary, investigative journalism, etc.).Within the wide range of topics that converge between communication and the city, the working group has focused on different dimensions and aspects of urban culture, its processes of subjectivation and the respective media dynamics. Issues related to the conceptions of public space, anthropological place, daily practices, according to different types of social and political dynamics that directly and indirectly affect urban life, are addressed with special emphasis on the problematization of the communicational.The particularities of Latin America in this regard are significant on a planetary scale, making the urban question crucial to the understanding of our societies. From a complex and compositional perspective of the notion of territory, Latin American urbanities are not limited to what happens within the borders of nation-states: diasporic networks in other cities, cultural productions marked by their hybrid character, are articulated in networks that cross territories and constitute forms of inhabiting with deterritorialized and reterritorializing dynamics, both in the streets and in cyberspace.Thus, the design of the space-time of the contemporary human habitat emerges as a horizon from which to approach the production, exchange and consumption of meanings and meanings, the struggles for the right to the city from different forms of organization, the technological mediations in the different living environments and the singular appropriation of forms of representation of the social, among others, from practices and doings, according to capacities of agency and the manipulation of materials of expression that shape us as inhabitants, urban dwellers, citizens, residents and all kinds of subjectivation as part of the process in question.In this sense, the working group encourages the participation of researchers concerned with research in communication and the city from the broadest fields of research and action, interested in exchanging and enriching themselves with an analysis that attempts to articulate the contributions of the arts, sciences and philosophy for the creation of knowledge and communication.Coordinator: Eduardo Álvarez (Uruguay)Vice-coordinators: Ximena Poo (Chile)Juan David Zapata (Colombia)GO TO GROUP
The Journalism Studies working group seeks to reflect and generate empirical information on the processes of production, circulation and consumption of journalistic messages in Latin America.Academics in the following lines of research are eligible to participate:Essays or empirical works on the political economy of the Latin American media, their ownership and control patterns, structures, advertising dependence, etc; Essays or empirical work (surveys, interviews, ethnographies, etc.) on the processes of production and distribution of journalistic messages in Latin American countries; Essays or empirical work (content analysis, discourse analysis, etc.) on the content of printed or audiovisual journalistic messages in the Latin American media; Essays or empirical work (surveys, interviews, group sessions, participant observation, ethnographies) on the processes of reception, consumption and appropriation of journalistic messages in Latin America.Coordinator: Marli Dos Santos  (Brazil)Vice-coordinators: Cristina Musse (Chile)Juan David Zapata (Colombia)GO TO GROUP
The GT17 Communication and History gathers the following interests: memories, narratives and communicative practices in historical perspective, in three main lines:a) Representations, practices and meanings in historical perspective; b) The contemporary archive, its meaning, importance and problems; c) Media representations from history and the media as a space of memory.
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Celia del Palacio (Mexico) [email protected]Vice-coordinators:Cristina Gobbi (Brazil) [email protected] Eduardo Benavides (Colombia) [email protected]
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The right to communication goes far beyond the right to freedom of expression and dissemination of information, extending also to the sphere of production and circulation of information, as well as to participatory decision-making processes.The Group aims to bring together research related to self-regulation, co-regulation and regulation of the media, addressing studies on access to information and the right to communication. He is also interested in public policies to promote access to information, freedom of expression and cultural pluralism and diversity as fundamental principles.
Coordinator: Edgar Allán Niño Prato (Colombia)Vice-coordinators:Marcos Santuario (Brazil)Adriana Omena (Brazil)
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Almost three decades after the appearance of the first informative cybermedia, digital communication has established itself as an active part in the development of the imaginaries of contemporary societies.This Group welcomes papers related to topics such as: * Cyberjournalism and cyberculture. * Usability/accessibility. * Information architecture. *Digital transformation of organizations. * Cyberculture and youth cultures. * Networks and algorithms. * Data journalism. * New information habits of audiences. *Software and applications culture. * Experimental media. * Interactivity and media convergence. * Digital radio and TV. * Digital narratives. * Aesthetics and digital image. * Virtual communities and networks. * Collaboration on the network. * History of the Internet.Coordinator: Daniel Barredo (Colombia)Vice-coordinators:Magda Rodrigues da Cunha(Brazil)Jorge Alberto Hidalgo Toledo (Mexico)GO TO GROUP