The Litanies of the Barranquilla Carnival: Sign and symbol of Our Social Representations

Signo y símbolo de nuestra tradición ancestral


In this paper, the litanies of the Carnival of Barranquilla are studied, as ways of representing social reality from the local, regional, national and international, it also highlights their popular power and lead during the four days of festivities, while showing relevant aspects that characterize the coastal culture. Litanies productions are presented as a semiosis in which there are interrelationships with other binding semiotic spaces. Two thesis, which certainly makes it clear that "social" is more than the setting or context of the development and expression of thought of litanies makers. They are tried to be proven on the content of this article, but also it represents the status and logical discourse contributes its carnivals that, ridicule, satire, irony, mockery and picaresque, which are dealt with the big issues of today.

Author Biography

Jairo Soto-Molina, Universidad Del Atlántico

Estudios de investigación social en Newbury College. Massachusetts USA. Diploma de posgrado en  Epistemological Paradigms of Qualitative and Quantitative Research at IAEU Instituto de Estudios Avanzados. He studied Teaching English to children at the University of California. San Diego, California. Magister en Educación, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia. Doctor en Ciencias Humana por la Universidad de Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela.

How to Cite
Soto-Molina, J., & Méndez-Rivera, P. (2020). The Litanies of the Barranquilla Carnival: Sign and symbol of Our Social Representations. REVISTA ENCUENTROS, 18(01).

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