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Palgrave Studies in Oral History

An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War

Conscripted Generation

Authors: Campos, Angela

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  • Explore public memory after war
  • Provides a methodological approach to interviewing war combatants
  • Explores war trauma in history and memory, analyzing discrepancies between recollection and records
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About this book

This oral history of ex-combatants of the Portuguese colonial war places the reader face-to-face with the men who were conscripted to fight the last and bloodiest of the West’s colonial wars in Africa, namely in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (then Portuguese Guinea), between 1961 and 1974. At the forefront of this work are the lived experiences of a wide range of Portuguese veterans, framed by broader insights about the post-war public memory of this event in Portugal. Moving away from stereotypical and polarized images of these ex-combatants, An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War: Conscripted Generation explores the memories and consequences of this war for these veterans and their society. Seeking to understand why Portuguese ex-combatants often feel neglected and historically unrecognised, this book presents a thorough portrait of a continually shifting – and at times paradoxical –individual and collective remembrance process.

About the authors

Ângela Campos is a Research Fellow in Science Policy Research at the University of Sussex, UK. She serves on the executive council of the International Oral History Association and is a member of the Oral History Society. Her research focuses mainly on veterans' lived experiences of war, having published internationally about this topic since 2006.

Reviews

“A very important book that raises many fascinating questions about the role of memory in contemporary Portuguese history.”( Professor Martin Evans, University of Sussex, UK)

“Taking us beyond a recovery approach, this book is a significant intellectual contribution to the field of oral history. The profound value of Campos’s subtle interpretations of the veterans’ shame (and silences) is to critically challenge the reader to think beyond the victim/perpetrator binaries that dominate other post-war studies.” (Professor Sean Field, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

“Campos deals with a traumatic period in history and with its difficult memory in a sensitive, even-handed way, even though she does not feign an impossible ‘neutrality.’ Objectivity is something else, and this her work displays abundantly, both in her respectful attitude toward interviewees and her full and competent use of archival and printed sources.” (Professor Alessandro Portelli, University of Rome, Italy)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46194-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 105,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46193-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 105,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83465-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War
Book Subtitle
Conscripted Generation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46194-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46194-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46193-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83465-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 341
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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