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Revisiting the Falklands-Malvinas Question

Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Almost forty years after the Falklands War, the causes and consequences of the military conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 still reverberate. The archipelago that makes up the Falkland-Malvinas Islands is surrounded by complexities and antagonisms—including controversy around its very name. This book interrogates the conflict with approaches from history, political science, sociology, film, and cultural studies. Additionally, this collection brings together English, Spanish, and Argentine specialists and researchers. It includes testimony from war veterans and exiles, essays on the films of Julio Cardoso, and Argentine patriotism as witnessed in contemporary literature and pedagogy. By taking up these different perspectives, Revisiting the Falklands-Malvinas Question moves beyond traditional approaches to the conflict based on nationalism, geopolitics, or military achievements, leading to a more expansive discussion.

250 pages | 6 x 9

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Table of Contents

Guillermo Mira and Fernando Pedrosa

Introduction: State, national identity and power: a historical tour in search of the causes of the Falklands–Malvinas War
Guillermo Mira and Fernando Pedrosa

1. Resisting bio-power: ‘laughter’, ‘fraternity’ and ‘imagination’ under dictatorship and the Malvinas–Falklands War
María José Bruña Bragado

2. Exile, the Malvinas War and human rights
Silvina Jensen

3. Attitudes towards the Falklands–Malvinas War: European and Latin American left perspectives
Fernando Pedrosa

4. The Falklands–Malvinas War and transitions to democracy in Latin America: the turning point of 1979–82
Guillermo Mira

5. The Malvinas journey: harsh landscapes, rough writing, raw footage
Julieta Vitullo

6. Malvinas miscellanea: notes on a diary written while shooting a film in these remote islands
Edgardo Dieleke

7. Malvinas, civil society and populism: a cinematic perspective
Joanna Page

8. Flying the flag: Malvinas and questions of patriotism
Catriona McAllister

9. Leaving behind the trenches of nationalism: teaching the Malvinas in secondary schools in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz province
Matthew C. Benwell and Alejandro Gasel

10. Chronicle of a referendum foretold: what next for the Malvinas–Falklands?
Cara Levey and Daniel Ozarow

11. The limits of negotiation
Andrew Graham-Yooll

12. It breaks two to tangle: constructing and deconstructing bridges
Bernard McGuirk

13. Information Resources on the Falkland-Malvinas Conflict
Christine Andreson and María R. Osuna Alarcón

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