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Media and the Portuguese Empire

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This volume offers a new and innovative understanding of the role of the media in the Portuguese Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It sheds light on the interactions between communications, government policy, economics, society and culture. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book focuses on varied themes including the expansion of printing, the development of newspapers and radio, state propaganda in metropolitan Portugal and within her colonies, censorship, the use of media by opposition and nationalist groups, and comparative developments within Britain and her empire. The book aims to encourage an understanding 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.-- The Portuguese Empire: An Introduction -- Media and the Portuguese and British Empires: Themes in Comparative Perspective -- An Overview of the Colonial Media in the Context of the Portuguese Empire -- The Languages of the Goan Periodical Press, 1820-1933 -- The Press and Portuguese-British Relations at the Time of the British 'Ultimatum' -- Republicanism and Nationalism in Angola in the Late Nineteenth Century -- The First Stirrings of Anti-Colonial Discourse in the Portuguese Press -- The Press and Empire in Portuguese Africa, 1842-1926 -- Imperial Taboos: Salazarist Censorship in the Portuguese Colonies -- Colonisation Through Broadcasting: Rádio Clube de Moçambique and the Promotion of Portuguese Colonial Policy, 1932-1964 -- The Mise-en-scène of the Empire: The 1940 Portuguese World Exhibition -- The Luso-Trapicalist Message of the Late Portuguese Empire -- Reporting 4 February 1961 in Angola: The Beginning of the End of the Portuguese Empire -- Photography and Propaganda in the Fall of the Portuguese Empire: Volkmar Wentzel's Assignments for National Geographic Magazine -- Rising Symbol for a Falling Empire: The African Footballer Eusébio -- Amílcar Cabral, the PAIGC and the Media: The Struggle in Words, Sounds and Images -- Literature Against the Empire: Narratives of the Nation in the Textbook História de Angola and in the Novel Yaka -- East Timor and Portugal: The Ending of Empire in the Media.




Media and the Portuguese Empire. (2017). Media and the Portuguese Empire. Springer International Publishing.

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