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Martin Barbero

Colombian academic

1937   -  

country of citizenship: Spain, Colombia
language of expression: Spanish
occupation: social scientist, researcher, teacher, writer

Jesús Martín-Barbero was born in Ávila (Spain) in 1937 and has lived in Colombia since 1963; he has also published as Jesús Martin B. He is a Doctor of Philosophy, and is a specialist in culture and media. Most of his published books are in Spanish; some have been translated into other languages.His most important work is Communication, Culture and Hegemony From the Media to the Mediations According to WorldCat, this work is in 350 libraries He studied Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy in Leuven, Belgium, where he received his doctorate in 1971, and did postdoctoral studies in Anthropology and Semiotics at the School of Advanced Studies in Paris. Director of the Communication Department of the Universidad del Valle in Cali (Colombia), where he remained between 1975 and 1995. Between 1999 and 2003 he was teaching at Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has been a visiting professor at the Complutense Universities of Madrid, Autonomous of Barcelona, Standford, Free of Berlin, King's College of London, Puerto Rico, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lima, et cetera. In 2003, he obtained Colombian nationality. Doctor honoris causa by the National University of Rosario (Argentina) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia). He has been president of ALAIC (Latin American Association of Communication Researchers), member of the Advisory Committee of FELAFACS (Latin American Federation of Faculties of Social Communication). He is member of the Scientific Committee of Infoamérica. He has published the following books: Mass Communication: discourse and power, Ciespal, Quito, 1978; Educational and didactic audiovisual communication, SENA, Cali, 1979; Introduction to content analysis, Incisex, Madrid, 1981; From media to mediations, G. Gili, Barcelona. 1987; Communication and popular cultures in Latin America, G. Gili, Mexico, 1987; Communication processes and culture matrices, G. Gili, Mexico, 1989; Television and melodrama, Third World, Bogotá, 1992; Communication, Culture and Hegemony, Sage, London, 1993; Dynamic urban culture, in: Communication and cultural centers in Latin America, Bogota, UNESCO Chair in Social Communication, Universidad Javeriana, 1994; Pre-texts: talks about communication and their contexts, Univalle, Cali. nineteen ninety five; Projecting communication (with A. Silva). Third World, Bogotá, 1997; Night maps, Siglo del Hombre Editores, Bogotá, 1998; Media, Culture and Society (with Fabio Lopez), CES / Univ. National, Bogotá, 1998; The exercises of ver. Hegemony and audiovisual television fiction (with Germán Rey), Gedisa, Barcelona, 2000
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