This paper is a theoretical essay that seeks to contribute to the critical application of the theory of poststructuralist political discourse in the field of media studies and communication as a constructor of signifiers. The first theoretical challenge we face is the definition of what discourse is. In the academy the discourse has been approached by different disciplines of the humanities and social sciences that seek to analyze the social construction of meaning. Our intention is not to recount the extensive literature that has been generated on the subject, from different theoretical schools, but rather to focus on the arguments of the poststructuralist current that Ernesto Laclau sustains. His theory proposes to explain political manifestations as articulatory practices that make collective identities possible. The theory of Laclaunian discourse points out the antagonistic character of the historical-cultural processes that are configured in the field of the social, from this perspective, discourses are constituted as antagonistic articulations. Finally, an approximation will be made to the importance of the media in contemporary societies and how the theory of discourse explained in this work can dialogue with the proposal of mediality. We will prioritize the handling of key concepts such as antagonism, discourse, information media and imaginaries, with the objective of conceptually articulating Laclau's political theory of discourse and communication.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Importance Of Ernesto Laclau's Speech Theory And An Outline Of His Potential Relationship With Communication Studies: A Theoretical Look|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Title of host publication||La Importancia De La Teoría Del Discurso De Ernesto Laclau Y Un Esbozo De Su Potencial Relación Con Los Estudios De La Comunicación: Una Mirada Teórica 031.|
|Publisher||Sociedad Latina De Comunicación Social|
|State||Published - 16 Nov 2018|