Subject: Society and Madeiran Culture

Scientific Area:

History and Culture


64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1.1 - Management and power relations. Powers: Central, islander and local
2 - The structures of island society.
2.1 - Spaces of culture and knowledge.
3 - Social mobility and the (s) migration (s).
3.1 - Topics of sociopolitical and socioeconomic island.
4 - The question of autonomy: reflections on Society and CultureMadeira.
4.1 - Reflections on "Madeirensidade"
5 - Problemsconcerning cultural production
6 - Madeira's cultural mapping;
7 - Evolution of the Madeira Island?s folklore
A1 - The architecture of powers
B1 - Building a cultural identity in Madeira;


1 - Acquire an understanding of the social and cultural reality, based on a multiple and global analysis Producereflections and reasoning about problems relating to the historical ,cultural and social aspects. Reflect on issues ofinterdisciplinarity, particularly in the context of socio-cultural relations Develop competence from research andwriting of post graduate level studies in the field of Culture and Social Sciences


CRUZ (Visconde do Porto da) , Notas & Comentários para a História Literária da Madeira, 3vols. , Funchal, CMF
RODRIGUES (Paulo Miguel) , 2015 , Estudos Sobre o Século XIX na Madeira: Política, Economia e Migração , Funchal, ImprensaAcadémica,
SALGUEIRO (Ana Margarida) e RODRIGUES (Paulo Miguel) , 2015 , A Obra de João Cabral do Nascimento: Escrever omundo por detrás de um monóculo e a partir de um farol, 2 vols., F , Imprensa Académica,
Pinto Correia, João David , Memória e identidade insulares?, in Aguarelas de Carlos Luz , Funchal: SRTC / DRAC
Santos, Thierry Proença dos , 2014 , ?Tradições populares madeirenses: emoções e representações? in José Eduardo Franco e Cristina Trindade (coords.),Que Saber para o Século XXI? História, Cultura e Ciência na Madeira, , Esfera do Caos Editores

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
a) personal study; b) work / research with information gathering; c) oral and written presentation (s); d) Reading of suggested texts; e) Thematic discussion; f) preparation for the evaluation. Presential assessment and effective class participation levels (20%); final written work and oral presentation (40% + 40%).