Censorship under the Salazar dictatorship was conceived as a structural element of the imperial state, enjoying full territorial coverage. Chapter 9 discusses the thesis of the efficient use of censorship by the Salazarist state apparatus, as a rational way of ensuring the best cost-benefit relationship and awarding it a central place in the process of colonial domination. The chapter offers a problematised synthesis of censorship in the Portuguese colonies from two important angles: (1) origins, evolution, content, and political and sociocultural impact; (2) articulation with other instruments: propaganda, police repression, business penalisation and bribery. The chapter contributes to a more complex portrait of the Portuguese public sphere in an imperial and dictatorial context.
|Title of host publication||Media and the Portuguese Empire|
|Editors||José Luís Garcia, Chandrika Kaul, Filipa Subtil, Alexandra Santos|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2017|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media|
- Salazarist censorship
- Portuguese colonies
- Imperial state
- Portuguese public sphere
- Dictatorial context
Melo, D. (2017). Imperial taboos: Salazarist censorship in the Portuguese colonies. In J. L. Garcia, C. Kaul, F. Subtil, & A. Santos (Eds.), Media and the Portuguese Empire (pp. 161-178). (Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media). London: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD.