2nd WORLD CONGRESS OF SEMIOTIC AND COMMUNICATION: THE MASS-MEDIA DIMENSION

Date: October 19 – 22, 2005
Venue: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

The communication of masses represents a process made up of social imagination and symbolism on a planetary level. The mass-media makes up the machine which produces, and more importantly, transmits the content of the contemporary era.

The departments in Congress will look at, and revise the subjects that contribute to the construction of one of the ‘big theories’ of the mass-media semiotic, analyzing the languages and discursive practices of different mass media and cultural industries as well as the correlation of an answer on the part of the receivers that oscillates between attitudes of complicity and conformity until a critical and purposeful counter-communication generated in the public space. The political communication and the cities with the knowledge will be compatible subjects to the general analysis.

The general subjects are the following:

TOWARDS A SEMIOTIC OF THE MASS MEDIA
SOCIO-SEMIOTICS OF THE RECEPTION: THE ‘ENUNCIATIVE CONTRACT’ AND THE ‘COMMUNICATIVE PACT’ BETWEEN MEDIA AND RECEPTORS
MEDIATIC SEMIOSIS: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE REPRESENTATION
THE ‘INVISIBLES’ INDIVIDUALS OF THE ENUNTIATION
DISTRIBUTION AND CONTENT OF MEDIA: THE FIGHT FOR RATINGS
THE NEW PUBLIC SPACES AND THE MEDIATIC DEMOCRACY: A SOCIO-SEMIOTIC VISION
FROM COMMUNICATION RESEARCH TO THE ‘MEDIALOGIE’: SPEECH ORDER AND ANALYSIS OF THE NEW AUDIO-VISUAL CULTURE
THE ‘COMMUNICATIVE ACTION’ AS A DEMOCRATIC RESULT: A PARTICIPANT SOCIETY
SEMIOTIC AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (SOCIO-POLITICAL SPEECH)
THE EQUATION KNOWLEDGE CITIES / INFORMATION SOCIETIES: GLOBAL CHALLENGE.
COMUNICATION PROPOSALS

See for submissions details, registration, and all further information: http://www.asemass-congreso.com/INGLES/convocatoria.htm
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