Spanish Cooperation in Culture and Communication: An Overview of a Decade of Exchanges with Ibero-America Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2012

start page

  • 65

end page

  • 80

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 8

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1742-7673

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1742-7665

abstract

  • The article presents the main results of the investigation, 'Current Situation and Prospects of Spanish Cooperation in Culture and Communication with the Rest of Ibero-America, 1997&-2007'. The text offers an overview of the initiatives which took place during the period studied, by country, cultural and media sectors, agents involved, and type of activity. Spain's role in terms of cooperation in culture and communication is analysed, and a reflection on the possibility of building an Ibero-American cultural space appropriate to the new digital scene is also included. Although Ibero-America has traditionally been a privileged geopolitical space for Spanish cooperation policy, this was not developed until well into the new millennium, evolving from simplistic and rhetorical visions based on instrumental conceptions of culture and communication to a gradual recognition of the fact that cooperation is much more than the classical actions of dissemination and promotion of Spanish cultural products.

keywords

  • communication; cooperation; culture; ibero-america