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Die blockierte Erinnerung : Portugals koloniales Gedächtnis und das Ausbleiben kritischer Diskurse 1974-2010 = The inability to remember : Portugal's colonial memory and the absence of critical discourse 1974-2010

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In 1974, the Portuguese colonial empire fell with the end of the authoritarian Estado Novo in the metropolis. The strong links between the success of the regime and the maintenance of the colonial territories, constantly insisted upon by leading figures in Portuguese politics over this period, rendered a post-revolutionary discussion about the nature of the colonial experience and the violent way towards decolonization, feasible. However, there was no such discussion, and the imperial past of the Estado Novo period remains outside any form of commemoration or critique. Several elements effectively blocked the colonial memory, including the colonial structures and personal continuities
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-243
Number of pages24
JournalGeschichte und Gesellschaft
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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