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Lusophony as an intercultural possibility to combat global cosmopolitanism. The case of Lusophony Virtual Museum.
vitor manuel de sousa, Isabel Moreira Macedo

Última modificación: 2020-01-08


Contemporary life is overpowered by a dyschronicity, being therefore that is why it becomes necessary to reflect on issues such as culture and identity so that, to break down the cage of presentism it is necessary to accommodate memories. To which is added the concept of anachronism, which consists of the misalignment and lack of correspondence between the particularities of different epochs. The problem is complex being therefore urgent to decolonize decolonization and its image, and decolonize decolonized people and its image.

Lusophony is here understood as a postcolonial view on a path affected by Portuguese colonialism in relation to the countries that are self-determined now (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe). Lusophony is a term in the cultural area, regardless of it is necessary to dismantle the misunderstandings in which it navigates: Portuguese centrality; the reconstruction of the narratives of the old empire; when it is based on the Luso-tropicalism and the idea of "sweet colonization"; and when it is based on a narrative of a history of resentment.

This communication proposes a reflection on the relationship between identity and culture, noting how cultural identities are located in a globalized world. It is from this point of view that Lusophony is seen as an intercultural, transcultural, critical and inclusive possibility, as opposed to cosmopolitan globalization. It is in this context that the Virtual Museum of Lusophony [] emerges as a platform for academic cooperation in science, teaching and arts, intending to be a mechanism that invites the active participation of citizens, (re)building a collective memory.

Palabras clave

Identidade; Cultura; Globalização; Interculturalidade