By Ângela Campos
This ebook explores the lived reminiscence of the Portuguese colonial conflict (1961-1974) during the research of thirty-six oral historical past interviews with ex-combatants of this clash. The meanings that the warring parties attributed to their battle reviews then and now are the book’s analytical concentration. This venture seeks to respond to the next questions: how has the general public reminiscence of this colonial clash constructed in Portugal from 1974 to nearly 2010? what concerns does an oral historian come across while undertaking interviews with veterans on a earlier that is still worrying for lots of? what have been – and are – the main major features of the warfare event and its aftermath for the veterans? how do the veterans understand their team id and their old scenario? and what cutting edge views does oral background supply to the historiography of the Portuguese colonial war?
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Extra resources for An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War: Conscripted Generation
In this sense, public amnesia and official marginalization can silence individual memory due to the fact that there is no context favorable to remembering. My study of the Portuguese Colonial War utilizes oral history as a means of challenging and explaining the silence surrounding this conflict. By focusing on personal testimonies of ex-combatants, my research recognizes their wartime past, recovering at the same time taboo and marginalized memories, and assessing the effects of such absence from the historical record.
History and Memory 8, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), 30–50. , The Politics of War Memory, 53–54. 18. Lorenz, “The unending war. Social myth, individual memory and the Malvinas,” in Trauma, ed. Rogers and Leydesdorff, 95–112; and “How does one win a lost war? Oral history and political memories,” in Handbook of Oral History, 124–141. 19. Evans, “Opening up”, 48. 20. See, for example, Thomson, “Memory and Remembering in Oral History,” 78–82; Portelli, “What Makes Oral History Different,” 32–42.
13. Green, “Individual Remembering and ‘Collective Memory’: Theoretical Presuppositions and Contemporary Debates,” Oral History 32, no. 2 (2004): 35–44. 14. ”, in The Oxford Handbook of Oral History, ed. Ritchie (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 96–111. 15. Ibid. 16. ,” History and Memory 8, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), 30–50. , The Politics of War Memory, 53–54. 18. Lorenz, “The unending war. Social myth, individual memory and the Malvinas,” in Trauma, ed. Rogers and Leydesdorff, 95–112; and “How does one win a lost war?
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