Media and the Portuguese Empire

  • José Luís Garcia
  • Chandrika Kaul
  • Filipa  Subtil
  • Alexandra Santos

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. José Luís Garcia, Chandrika Kaul, Filipa Subtil, Alexandra Santos
    Pages 1-27
  3. Maria Cristina Portella Ribeiro
    Pages 107-123
  4. Isadora de Ataíde Fonseca
    Pages 145-159
  5. Rita Ribeiro, Joaquim Costa
    Pages 327-344
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-355

About this book


This volume offers a new and innovative understanding of the role of the media in the Portuguese Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It sheds light on the interactions between communications, government policy, economics, society and culture. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book focuses on varied themes including the expansion of printing, the development of newspapers and radio, state propaganda in metropolitan Portugal and within her colonies, censorship, the use of media by opposition and nationalist groups, and comparative developments within Britain and her empire. The book aims to encourage an understanding of the articulations and tensions between the different groups that participated, willingly or not, in the establishment, maintenance and overthrow of the Portuguese Empire in Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, India, and East Timor.


printing press newspapers communication colonialism nationalism nineteenth century twentieth century

Editors and affiliations

  • José Luís Garcia
    • 1
  • Chandrika Kaul
    • 2
  • Filipa  Subtil
    • 3
  • Alexandra Santos
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências SociaisUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Escola Superior de Comunicação SocialInstituto Politécnico de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Universidade Europeia, IADELisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61791-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61792-3
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