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Books by Portuguese printing houses censored in Brazil during the Military Regime

Grant number: 14/26686-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): September 27, 2015
Effective date (End): December 11, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Sandra Lucia Amaral de Assis Reimao
Grantee:Sandra Lucia Amaral de Assis Reimao
Host: Joao Luis da Costa Campos Vieira Lisboa
Home Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal  

Abstract

Title: Books by Portuguese printing houses censored in Brazil during the Military RegimeAbstract:During the Military Regime many books published outside the country were vetoed and had its circulation and commercialization obstructed.Using as primary sources the documents of the Divisão de Censura de Diversões Públicas, DCDP, the official memoranda published in the Diário Oficial da União, DOU, and the list put together by Deonísio da Silva in Nos bastidores da censura (São Paulo, Liberdade, 1989), we could trace 47non-fiction books by foreign authors in foreign editions that were censored during the Military Regime. Of these, 18 were of Portuguese origin.This research aims at describing in detail the censorship imposed on books published by Portuguese editorial houses, during the military dictatorship. We focus particularly non-fiction works. We aim at a context-based comprehension of the censorship vetoes to these Portuguese publications, inside the complex relations of foreign politics and international cultural relations. Between 1964 and 1985 the following publishing house had works vetoed by the government: Editora Povo e Cultura, Minerva, Diabril, Prelo Editorial, Portugália, Seara Nova and Edições Morais, from Lisbon; Centelha, from Coimbra; Limiar, from Porto; A Opinião, with no city specification. During our stay in Portugal we will investigate the activities of these publishing houses, as well as their relations with Brazil, during the mentioned span of time.Keywords: censorship, publishing, books, Brazil, Portugal.