Signo y Pensamiento
versão impressa ISSN 0120-4823
Research on Communication: Referents and International Conditions for a Transverse Dialogue of Knowledge. Signo pensam. [online]. 2010, vol.29, n.57, pp. 38-48. ISSN 0120-4823.
After examining some recent publications from very different parts of the world on the much needed conceptual and practical renovation of research on communications, we propose a reflection on the Latin American conditions in order to take on the implications of what is known as the "centrality of communications" and reorganizing academic structures, but having in mind a better defined orientation vis-à-vis relevant social "goals" in order to counteract some dangerous trends such as what we can call "shallow immediatism" or "technologism" when studying media and communications.
Palavras-chave : research on communications; epistemology; methodology; inter-disciplinarity; Mass Media -- Latin America; Communication -- methodology; Interdisciplinary.