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Fintar o destino: between the colonial bond and a postcolonial double-bind (2018)
Journal Article
Miranda, R. (2018). Fintar o destino: between the colonial bond and a postcolonial double-bind. Portuguese Studies, 34(2), (148-166). doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0148. ISSN 0267-5315

The article addresses Fernando Vendrell’s Fintar o destino [Dribbling Fate] (1998) by considering the appropriation of sports by the Portuguese Estado Novo’s colonialist ideology and policies (inspired by Gilberto Freyre’s lusotropicalist theories).... Read More

Autoridades, forças e violências em “Casas de ferro”, de João Paulo Borges Coelho: entre a abertura ao desconhecido e a imaginação do futuro (2018)
Journal Article
Gonçalves Miranda, R. (2018). Autoridades, forças e violências em “Casas de ferro”, de João Paulo Borges Coelho: entre a abertura ao desconhecido e a imaginação do futuro. doi:10.20396/remate.v38i1.8651356

“Casas de ferro”, de João Paulo Borges Coelho, nomeadamente a abordagem da estória aos indícios do mar Índico, funciona como um ponto de partida para uma reflexão sobre questões de lei, autoridade, força e violência. A estória suplementa literariamen... Read More

‘What is that to me?’ Jorge de Sena’s Sinais de fogo, poetry and testimony during the Spanish civil war (2018)
Journal Article
Gonçalves Miranda, R. (in press). ‘What is that to me?’ Jorge de Sena’s Sinais de fogo, poetry and testimony during the Spanish civil war. Journal of Romance Studies,

The Spanish Civil War is featured in the works of Jorge de Sena as the moment which created a new level of political awareness and militancy. Sena’s incomplete, posthumously published novel Sinais de fogo/Signs of fire (1979), which draws from Sena's... Read More

Reformers and revolutionaries: the battle for the working classes in Gibraltar and its hinterland, 1902-1921 (2018)
Journal Article
Grocott, C. A., Stockey, G., & Grady, J. (2018). Reformers and revolutionaries: the battle for the working classes in Gibraltar and its hinterland, 1902-1921. Labor History, 59(6), 692-719. doi:10.1080/0023656X.2018.1470064

This article examines labour organisation in Gibraltar and its hinterland from c.1902-1921. It demonstrates that the traditionally strong links which had existed between organisations in Gibraltar and neighbouring Spain - links based upon a shared be... Read More

Repression, rivalry and racketeering in the creation of Franco’s Spain: the curious case of Emilio Griffiths (2018)
Journal Article
Stockey, G. (2018). Repression, rivalry and racketeering in the creation of Franco’s Spain: the curious case of Emilio Griffiths. European History Quarterly, 48(1), doi:10.1177/0265691417742012

This article charts the personal history of Emilio Griffiths Navarro, a key individual in the Francoist administration in the Campo de Gibraltar (Cádiz province) during the early months of the Spanish Civil War. Griffiths is used as a case study to a... Read More