A People's History of the Portuguese Revolution (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Portugisiska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2019-02-20
Förlag
Pluto Press
Översättare
Sean Purdy
Originalspråk
Portuguese
Medarbetare
Robinson, Peter (red.)
Illustrationer
10 Tables, black and white; 8 Figures; 12 Halftones, black and white
Dimensioner
226 x 152 x 28 mm
Vikt
590 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9780745338576
A People's History of the Portuguese Revolution (häftad)

A People's History of the Portuguese Revolution

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On the 25th April 1974, a coup destroyed the ranks of Portugal's fascist Estado Novo government as the Portuguese people flooded the streets of Lisbon, placing red carnations in the barrels of guns and demanding a `land for those who work in it'. This became the Carnation Revolution - an international coalition of working class and social movements, which also incited struggles for independence in Portugal's African colonies, the rebellion of the young military captains in the national armed forces and the uprising of Portugal's long-oppressed working classes. It was through the organising power of these diverse movements that a popular-front government was instituted and Portugal withdrew from its overseas colonies. Cutting against the grain of mainstream accounts, Raquel Cardeira Varela explores the role of trade unions, artists and women in the revolution, providing a rich account of the challenges faced and the victories gained through revolutionary means.
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'An excellent, well-written, and radical introduction to a complex and immensely important history. Varela has reconstructed the Portuguese Revolution of 1974-75 consistently from the perspective of workers and peasants, revealing the strong impact of African forced labourers' struggles in Portugal's colonies on events in the "mother country"' -- Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History 'Lively, brilliantly documented and filled with the voices of Portugal's ordinary people, Raquel Varela's book recovers the revolution from below that shook Portugal in 1974-5, a 'democratic transition' that revealed another world is possible. This book deserves the widest circulation' -- Colin Barker, author of 'Festival of the Oppressed: solidarity, reform and revolution in Poland, 1980-81'

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Raquel Cardeira Varela is a Professor at New University of Lisbon, and Senior Visiting Professor at the Fluminense Federal University. She is also president of the International Association of Strikes and Social Conflicts and co-editor of its journal. She is the author of A People's History of the Portuguese Revolution (Pluto, 2018).

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Acknowledgements Preface Foreword 1. Introduction 2. The Seeds of Change 3. April 29 1974: 'The People are No Longer Afraid' 4. Who Governs? 5. The Anti-Colonial Movements and the Myth of a 'Bloodless Revolution' 6. Strike, that is, 'Disrupt the Production Process' 7. Self-Management and the Struggle Against Redundancies 7. 'The Creche is Here' - Land Ownership, Urban Struggles and Residents' Commissions in the Revolution 8. Women in a Democracy Are Not Mere Decoration: Social Reproduction and Private Life in the Revoution 9. Artists and the Revolution 10. Workers' Commissions and Unions 11. 'Here is the Nursery': Urban Struggles and Resident Commissions 12. Workers' Control, March 11 and Nationalism 13. The Birth of the Welfare State 14. Scheming for Power 15. The Land for its Workers: Agrarian Reform 16. The 'Hot Summer' of 1975 and the Fifth Government's Frail Governance 17. Spain and Other 'Links in the Chain' 18. The Crisis 19. Democracy and Revolution: the Meaning of the Carnation Revolution 20. In Celebration Appendices Index