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Welcome to Post-Graduate Program in Communication and Territorialities at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (PósCom-Ufes). (POSCOM) at Ufes

General information
The Post-Graduate Program in Communication and Territorialities at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (PósCom-Ufes) is based in Vitória (ES) and has been offering the Master's degree in Communication and Territorialities since 2014. It maintains an academic qualification profile certified by the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (Capes), having received grade 4 in the last evaluation.

PósCom's area of concentration is Communication and Territorialities, supported by Capes as follows: “Studies of communication in the production of territorialities, as well as practical processes, media products in particular environments. Territorialities are understood here as processes that constitute the various classic geographic spaces, as well as those uniqueities formed from socioeconomic, political and cultural interfaces, considering that territories of any nature are also articulated through communicational links. The antecedent is that the production of life has an ordinary dimension, of the order of the body, matter, space/time, always crossed by the arrow of virtuality and transcendence. Contemporary times are the result of multiple movements that occur more due to media communications than physical displacements. Old and new forms of peculiar aggregations mobilize around communication and express its particular traits, establishing a corpus that is still little explored by Communication research.”

Lines of research
There are two lines of research addressed:
1) Communication and Power; and
2) Communication Aesthetics and Languages (which replaced the previous Communication Practices and Processes).

Line 1: Communication and Power
Concentration area: Communication and Territorialities
Description: Research the contradictions and conflicts present in mediatized cultural products, exploring their social effects in territorial dimensions. It analyzes the power relations established in communication phenomena that affect the structuring of forms of consciousness, perception, memory, ideologies and resistance. The objective is to investigate the configurations and mutations of media and their manifestations in the context of the globalization of communications. It studies technologies, speeches, conversations, images and public opinion on internet networks and social media and the respective impacts caused in instances of power and counter-power, which alter different territorialities. It also investigates journalism as a form of knowledge, seeking to critically understand its role in contemporary times.

Line 2: Aesthetics and Communicational Languages
Concentration area: Communication and Territorialities
Description: Research the relationship between communication and territorialities based on the aesthetics, languages and discourses present in communication practices, processes and products, as strategies for constructing meaning in everyday life. It houses investigations into mediation processes as part of contemporary sociability, covering the following thematic axes: city and culture; consumption and advertising; body and image; media and identity; technologies and new media arrangements; cyberculture; audiovisualities; educommunication.

In order to help PósCom's work of internationalization, the program has the support of the Ufes's International Office:

The program is based in Vitória-ES, offering the course of Master in Communication and Territorialities since 2014 and has an academic qualification profile certified by CAPES, receiving 4 on its last evaluation.

The program already has 99 masters and counts with 33 students regularly enrolled, all of them being masters.

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