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Título: Myths of Decolonization; Britain, France, and Portugal Compared
Autor: Reis, Bruno Cardoso
Palavras-chave: Descolonização
Impérios Coloniais
Data: 2015
Editora: Palgrave MacMillan
Citação: Reis, B. C. (2015). Myths of Decolonization; Britain, France, and Portugal Compared. In Jerónimo, M. B. & Pinto, A. C. (Eds.). The ends of european colonial empires: cases and comparisons, (pp. 126-147). (Cambridge Imperial & Post-Colonial Studies). Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave MacMillan
Resumo: This chapter considers the construction of the notion of decolonization in the context of national political cultures. It seeks to explore the question: What was the role of cultural prejudices and preferences in the end of the three biggest European colonial empires in Africa? Answers will be provided by tracing the impact of some explicit and recurrent cultural prejudices at the level of senior decision makers and officials in comparing British, French, and Portuguese decolonization. It is not possible to show unequivocally here the decisive role of political culture in decolonization. My aim is simply to present arguments and evidence from some relevant sources that it did play an important role in both setting the pace and helping define the shape of decolonization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/17905
ISBN: 978-1-137-39405-7
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