Portugal in the First World War: visual representations of the Self and of the Other in the press

Márcia Dias Sousa*

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Abstract

Having in mind the idiom ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, I propose analyzing how the Portuguese illustrated press portrayed the national army’s intervention in the First World War. I will be comparing a pro-War magazine, Portugal na Guerra, with another not manifestly political, Ilustração Portugueza, both published in 1917. Taking a cultural anthropological perspective, I will seek to understand how they made notice of the event through visual representations, so allowing a largely illiterate population to acknowledge the military participation. Could their different political positioning manifest specific notions of Self and Other, thus, of national identity?
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedia History
Publication statusSubmitted - 30 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • First World War
  • Portuguese press
  • Ilustração Portugueza
  • Portugal na Guerra
  • Corpo Expedicionário Português
  • Visual representations
  • Self and Other

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