Revisiting the Falklands-Malvinas Question

Edited by Guillermo Mira and Fernando Pedrosa
22 January 2021
229 × 152 × 11 mm
300 pp
Paperback: 978-1-908857-56-9

Almost forty years after the Falklands, the causes and consequences of the military conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 still reverberate in a sea of feverish memories and oblivions. Every aspect of the archipelago that makes up the Falkland/Malvinas Islands (including its very name) is surrounded by complexities, controversies and antagonisms.

This book combines approaches from history, political science, sociology and cultural studies, defined in a broad sense. It includes testimony from war veterans and exiles, essays on the films of Julio Cardoso, Argentine nationalism patriotism as witnessed in contemporary literature and pedagogy.

It moves beyond traditional approaches to the conflict based on nationalism, geopolitics or military achievements to a more expansive discussion.

Guillermo Mira and Fernando Pedrosa

1. State, national identity and power. A historical tour in search of the causes of the Falklands/Malvinas War
Guillermo Mira and Fernando Pedrosa

2. Resisting Biopower: ‘Laughter,’ ‘Fraternity’ and ‘Imagination’ Under Dictatorship and The Malvinas/Falkland Islands War
María José Bruña Bragado

3. Exile, the Malvinas War and Human Rights
Silvina Jensen

4. Attitudes towards Falklands/Malvinas War: European and Latin American left perspectives
Fernando Pedrosa

5. The Falklands/Malvinas War and Transitions to Democracy in Latin America: The Turning Point of 1979-1982
Guillermo Mira

6. The Malvinas Journey. Harsh Landscapes, Rough Writing, Raw Footage
Julieta Vitullo

7. Malvinas’ miscellanea. Notes on a diary written while shooting a film in these remote islands.
Edgardo Dieleke

8. Malvinas, Civil Society and Populism: A Cinematic Perspective
Joanna Page

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

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

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