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Title: Imperial memory: The home of silences in Portuguese colonial war
Authors: Martins, Bruno Sena 
Keywords: Portuguese colonial war; Social memory; Disability; Violence
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
Project: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-009271 
Serial title, monograph or event: African Dynamics in a Multipolar World: 5th European Conference on African Studies — Conference Proceedings
Place of publication or event: Lisboa
Abstract: The Portuguese Colonial was fought between Portugal's military and the nationalist movements in Portugal's African colonies between 1961 and 1974. In spite of its length and social impact, the Colonial War has never been given a space of commemoration in the process of the democratic and post-imperial reconstruction of Portuguese society after 1974. That is why this silence about the war may be described as a constituting element of this process. From various points of view, the disabled war veterans represented the vivid expression of a collective trauma which the democratic social order has wished to forget.
ISBN: 978-989-732-364-5
Rights: openAccess
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