Lusophone geopolitical space: vidas em Português


  • Regina Brito Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie



Lusophone Studies, lusophone identity, Portuguese in the world


Língua – vidas em Português (2004), by Victor Lopes, shows the presence of Portuguese culture and language from around the world; the basis of representation of the lusophone universe are Goa, Mozambique, Brazil, Portugal, and Japan. Our work stems from the hypothesis that opinions, feelings, practices and behaviors manifested in Portuguese by common individuals present in the documentary can indicate significant elements for the comprehension of Lusophony. It is by the social spaces they occupy that their speech can be taken as a way of life, which encompasses opinions of the Portuguese language and representations of the culture they belong to, emphasizing relations between local meanings and those originating from abroad. Finding the balance between the local and global, just as the historic tensions among values (tradition in opposition to innovation, for example) of the lusophone universe are consequences of the analysis that the documentary bequeaths us as significant. As such, from this discursive manifestation, other lines of thinking the lusophone concept emerges through a reading key that neutralizes or complexifies oppositions, constructing the representation of Lusophony as a space marked by the meeting of differences, not necessarily in competition with each other, but rather, a supranational space in permanent dialogue.


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Brito, R. (2018). Lusophone geopolitical space: vidas em Português. Comunicação E Sociedade, 34, 133-145.