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bringing to a closure the longest dictatorship in Europe in the 20th century. It was
followed by a two-year transition process to democracy, led by socialist ideas based on providing food, housing and education to all. However, there is still a blind-spot in the narratives surrounding the history of the revolution, its decolonial process. This paper aims to revisit the revolution and reposition it in the liberation movements in Africa, the socialist solidarities, and the long-standing war waged by Portugal against the independent movements in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau since 1961.
Portugal has seen the rise of the colonial narrative (known as discoveries) in the last ten years, with the announcement of the Museum of the Discoveries, the celebration of the maritime deeds, and the returning of the dictatorship aesthetics. ‘Contested Memories and the Curatorial’ does not aim to rewrite history, but rather to explain the crisis of memory regimes in contemporary Portugal and its lack of critical discourse towards the colonial past and its contemporary affects.
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jun 2019|
|Event||Generational Memories and the Resurgence of the Past in Southern Europe and Latin America - European Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 18 Jun 2019 → 18 Jun 2019
|Conference||Generational Memories and the Resurgence of the Past in Southern Europe and Latin America|
|Period||18/06/19 → 18/06/19|
- postcolonial studies
- visual cultures
- African studies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Cultural Studies
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La Revolución Portuguesa es una Revolución Africana’: Una Contra-Genealogía de las Revoluciones OccidentalesRito, C., 9 Jan 2019.
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