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De-constructing participatory communication and civil society development in 2020: a perspective inspired by Paulo Freire

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posted on 06.01.2021, 16:36 by Thomas TufteThomas Tufte, César Jiménez-Martínez, Ana SuzinaAna Suzina
This article explores the “mindprint” of Paulo Freire upon processes of social change in Brazil, with a particular focus on how his liberating pedagogy has influenced practices of participatory communication and civil society development. In exploring the legacy of Freire, his work is approached from the perspective of communication. This constitutes an original contribution as it positions Freire’s work within a communication epistemology and his vision as one of communication. A brief rigorous review is conducted of the history and development of citizen engagement in Brazil from the 1950s until 2020, identifying key phases of democratic development, and the legacy of Freire herein assessed. It is found that rather than representing specific policies or formal educational projects, Paulo Freire has become a key symbol and inspiration that has influenced a broad gamut of civil society, and continues, in a variety of forms and contexts, to inspire social change processes in Brazil.

History

School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital

Volume

9

Issue

2

Pages

48 - 78

Publisher

Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cadiz

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by the Universidad de Cadiz under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY 3.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Acceptance date

09/07/2020

Publication date

2020-12-21

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

2255-3401

eISSN

2255-3401

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Ana Cristina Suzina. Deposit date: 4 January 2021