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[ecrea] ULEPICC & PANAM 2017
Tue Feb 14 22:50:59 GMT 2017
The Latin Union of Political Economics of Information, Communication and
Culture (ULEPIC - Unión Latina de Economía Política de la Información,
la Comunicación y la Cultura – 2017) and the International Center of
Superior Studies of Communication in Latin America (Centro Internacional
de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina - CIESPAL)
extend an invitation to participate in the 8th Pan – American Congress
of the Latin Union of Political Economics of Information, Communication
and Culture (ULEPIC - Unión Latina de Economía Política de la
Información, la Comunicación y la Cultura – 2017), joint events which
will take place between July 12th - 14th, 2017 in the offices of CIESPAL
With the title of Intercontinental Economics Communication and
Integration Policies, ULEPICC and CESPAL make a call to the academic
community to consider and discuss the challenges that affect the
academic field and culture of communication in this historic current
environment. The current intercontinental integration processes are
related to the communication field, which result in a privileged open
space to analyze the dynamics, the tensions and conflicts that
characterize an interconnected global space. We make a call to
professionals, professors, researchers, students and representatives of
institutions linked to information, communication and general culture to
make a common economic, social, political and cultural analysis of the
During the last decade, profound transformations and discussion in
regards to civil structure were determined about the right to
communication. These new discussions have led to reform processes in
diverse fields, being one of them of special interest to mass media
communication, the telecommunication services and the access to information.
A main component, which has caused this new political processes to be
different than those observed in the last part of the 20^th century, has
been the participation and inclusion of the civil society in the
development of a wide discussion of opposed perspectives. In that way,
these discussions have been developed as open spaces of intense
discussions surrounded by difficulties, political struggle and
confrontations to address the diverse subjects related to the
institutions that regulate and guarantee the exercise of the law in
regards to communication in media overexposed contemporary democracies.
But treaties such as TTIP threaten all democratizing efforts in Europe,
the United States and Latin America.
The central subject of this congress will address issues related to the
structure, the policies and the resistance and defense processes of
informative democracy engaging, as well, with new theoretical –
methodological analysis models of the liberalization intercontinental
The central subject that will guide the discussions will be the POLICIES
OF COMMUNICATION AND INTERCONTINENTAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, which will
be organized in four main topic axes which will articulate the work in
different participation modalities.
/Axis 1://Epistemology and Theory of Political Economics of
Communication and Culture./
The intense discussions in the fields of communication and culture
surrounding the scientific status, the knowledge development types and
the international efforts to standardize them, for example, through its
organization, oblige us to address these concerns, as well as to adopt a
critical position about them. This implies, at the very least, two
challenges: in one hand, to adopt an active part of the disciplinary
programs and efforts in both fields, which the growing insistence the
relationship of knowledge – power is discussed from an instrumental and
functional rationality perspective; and, in the other hand, to discuss
the main theoretical models and knowledge that allow the implementation
of the political economics of communication and culture as an epistemic
field on itself. One of our interests is to discuss, in this open space,
the diverse referential problems, questions and frameworks that
characterize the political economics of communication and culture, in
the knowledge production field as well as the academic and scientific
community knowledge such as the ULEPICC and other communities.
/Axis 2://Communication and Culture Policies/
The challenges developed by the hegemony and the high concentration
level of the communication media and cultural industries, demand a
rupture of privatization rationalities, a retrieval of the public–state
prominence and a guarantee of access and utilization of information and
knowledge as common goods. In this sense, this section targets its
efforts towards different forms of institutionalized regulation of
communication and culture. It includes the discussion and analysis of
media law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech, the
communication conditions under states of emergency and public and
private general policies which pretend to regulate the rights to
communication and the cultural industries, including sectors and fields
which are similar such as arts and cultural activities in general.
/Axis 3://Communication, Citizenship and Democracy /
The growing criticism processes, social movements and resistance
targeted to the globalization of power which strives to maintain the
status quo at all its levels, makes it necessary to adopt diverse
proposals which guarantee elements related to the rights to
communication which are linked in a special manner to social and
citizenship movements and which have the objective to achieve new levels
and means to democratize communication. It is a form of politics which
is different to communication, because it emerges from the citizens, it
develops a part of the rights which are made “in the street” and, from a
critical perspective, represents access and self-management forms as an
alternative for a complete media citizenship. In this section, we will
discuss research and problems related to communitarian media, forms of
activism and social appropriation of the media as transforming
alternatives of communication as a field.
/Axis 4://Communication Structure/
The processes of intensive and extensive concentration of the property
and contents of the communication media and of the cultural industries
demand analysis, discussions and proposals, especially considering the
context of capitalism expressed in the neoliberal and post-neoliberal
models and the challenges of pluralism, plurality and free access to
information (in contrast to a free flow of merchandise). The
Communication Structure Section analyzes, at a national and
international level, the concentration forms, the mediation social flows
and rationales, from a synchronic perspective, as well as its historic
evolution, considering the organization and development forms of
cultural industries and of the local, national and international
information and communication systems, at a sectoral or global level.
/Axis 5://New Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies/
Globalization, technological rationality and the ongoing promise in an
inclusive role of equity is addressed critically in this section. The
presence of new technologies such as devices that allow, in one hand, to
provide access and generate social change and, in the other hand,
execute control and power at lower levels, with geopolitical and
geopolitical coverages constitute a central field of study for the EPC
since it alters the social production and reproduction processes.
Consequently, this section ULEPICC addresses all issues related to the
digital revolution in cultural industries, in the organization of the
state and in the strategical areas such as education, culture and other
modern life aspects.
To submit a complete text, first it is necessary to register in the
event’s academic system via the next link:
Submission here | X CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL ULEPICC | VII PANAM
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ULEPICC | VII PANAM)
* The deadline for the submission of the complete text is the 1^st of
* No summaries will be accepted.
* The text may be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, French or English.
* The proposal’s will be reviewed by two judges.
* Each paper should be related to only one of the subjects of the
* The authors will be informed via email about their acceptation.
* The approved papers will be published as a part of the ULEPICC-
PANAM 2017 certificates.
* Minimum size of 7 sheets or papers and a maximum size of 15,
including tables and graphics, without taking into consideration the
* Font Arial 11, with double space and a margin of 2.5 cm on each side.
* Bibliographic standard APA 6^th Edition. Acceso a las normas de
to style standards).
* The paper submission must include: The Title: clear and precise. A
summary: must indicate the intentions, the scope, the results and
the general structure (no more than 200 words).
* Keywords: up to 5.
* The structure format should be respected.
* The paper structure shall adhere to the following considerations:
1. /Introduction/:Present the nature and scope of the research which
will work as a support, its scientific, social and economic value,
the background and the purpose of the paper in a numbered list.
2. /Methodology/:Present the method used, the populations and samples,
the techniques, the software and general procedures developed for
3. /Development/:The results or essential analysis will be presented on
a precise manner. The epigraphs will be marked in bold, and they
will be enumerated in order: 3.1; 3.2; 3.3.
4. /Conclusions/:The most relevant analysis and synthesis in regards to
the continuity of the discussion of the selected subject, including
challenges and projections.
/Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols: They must be internationally
accepted. The abbreviations and acronyms must be explained the first
time they are mentioned in the paper. Symbols and Greek characters, as
well as subscripts and superscripts, must be defined clearly./
* /Tables and Figures: They must be organized with Arabic numerals and
they must be included in the body of the text or at the end of the
paper and they must be clearly indicated.///
* The terms, the abbreviations and the symbols used in the figures
must be the same as they appear in the text. Do not use characters,
or symbols that are not used frequently (blank or filled circles,
squares or triangles are preferable). If they are very complex they
must be clarified with a concise legend. The symbols and characters
must be clear and of a big enough size, in such a way that when
reduced for their publication they will still be legible.
The interested parties that require an invitation letter for official
proceedings, may ask for it to the email address: congresos@ulepicc
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