Un ser de mediaciones

Antropología de la comunicación vol. I

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Papel
Clase de producto: Lecturas
Editorial: Herder Editorial
ISBN: 9788425430749
Publicación: 03/2012
Formato: Rústica con solapas
Idioma: Español
Número de páginas: 512
Tamaño: 14.10 x 21.60
29.80 €

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Epub
Editorial: Herder Editorial
ISBN: 9788425430817
Publicación: 11/2012
Formato: EPUB
Idioma: Español
19.99 €

Desde la invención de la escritura hasta la de los dispositivos digitales –pasando por el papiro y el pergamino, la imprenta y la prensa, la fotografía y el cine, la televisión y la radio–, los medios de comunicación han ahormado la historia.  Pero tales extensiones de los sentidos, inherentes al proceso de civilización, son a su vez expresión de un ser finito y ambiguo al que le está vedada la inmediatez: un ser de mediaciones, natural y cultural a un tiempo, que solo deviene humano a través de ellas. Partiendo de una mirada comprehensiva que rehúye la fragmentación que hoy preside las ciencias sociales y humanas, Lluís Duch y Albert Chillón cimentan una antropología de y para la comunicación que resultará iluminadora para comunicólogos, periodistas y comunicadores.  Y también, a la inversa, llaman la atención de los científicos sociales y de los humanistas acerca del capital papel que el comunicar ejerce en todos los planos de la vida y la historia.

A Being of Mediations. An Anthropology of Communication, vol. I

A Being of Mediations. An Anthropology of Communication, vol. I [Un ser de mediaciones. Antropología de la comunicación vol. I ]

From the invention of writing to digital devices – by way of papyrus, parchment, print and the press, photography and film, television and radio – the media have moulded history. However, such extensions of the senses, inherent in the process of civilization, are themselves an expression of a finite and ambiguous being to whom immediacy is forbidden: a being of mediations – natural and cultural at the same time – who becomes human through them.

Taking a comprehensive view that avoids the fragmentation now prevalent in the social and human sciences, Lluís Duch and Albert Chillón establish an anthropology of, and for, communication, which will prove enlightening for communication theorists, journalists and communicators. Conversely, they also call the attention of social scientists and humanists to the major role played by communication in all strata of life and history.

Lluís Duch, an anthropologist, theologian and monk of Montserrat Monastery, is an unusually original and profound freethinker, whose work combines heterodoxy and rigour. The author of Religión y mundo moderno [Religion and the Modern World] (1995), Mito, interpretación y cultura [Myth, Interpretation and Culture] (1998) and Antropología de la vida cotidiana [Anthropology of Daily Life] (1999-2004) – among many other texts making up his singular philosophy of culture –, Duch writes for the media, including the El País and La Vanguardia newspapers, and is considered one of the most important voices in the Spanish-speaking world. In April 2011, he was awarded the Sant Jordi Cross, the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Catalonia.

Albert Chillón teaches communication theory at the Autónoma University of Barcelona (UAB) and is a renowned scholar of relationships between literature, journalism and communication. His works include the novel El horizonte ayer [Yesterday's Horizon] (2009) and the essay Literatura y periodismo. Una tradición de relaciones promiscuas [Literature and journalism. A Tradition of Promiscuous Relationships] (1999). He is also the author of La condición ambigua. Diálogos con Lluís Duch [The Ambiguous Condition. Dialogues with Lluís Duch] (2011), is a regular contributor to the La Vanguardia and El País newspapers, and is director of the UAB's Masters programme in Communication, Journalism and Humanities.
 

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Fuente:  La Vanguardia -  Sábado 01 Abril 2017

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