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Title The making of modern Portugal / edited by Luís Trindade
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Unmaking modern Portugal / Luís Trindade -- The papers of state power : the passport and the control of mobility / Victor Pereira -- Weak state and civic culture in liberal Portugal (1851-1926) / Diego Palacios Cerezales -- The states of empire / Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo -- Technological modernization and disuse in the making of contemporary Portugal's capital : street lighting from the 1840s to the 1960s / Bruno Cordeiro -- Liberal state and images of civil servants / Joana Estorninho de Almeida -- Science, state and society : the emergence of social research in Portugal / Frederico Ágoas -- Time to settle down : prosperity, state and its subject / Elisa Lopes da Silva -- The Portuguese state and modern education : high school management and student subjectification in the 1930s and 1940s / Jorge Ramos do Ó -- State, Church and society : the 1911 Law of Separation and the struggle for hegemony over a common subject / Diogo Duarte -- The system of nationalism : Salazarism as political culture / Luís Trindade -- "Portugal is not a poor country" : the power of communism / José Neves -- "The most revolutionary law ever approved" : social conflict and state economic intervention during the Portuguese Revolution (1974-1975) / Ricardo Noronha
Summary "This book can be read in two different ways: as an introductory synthesis on Modern Portugal, or as a collection of twelve studies focusing on familiar aspects of the State formation of any modern nation throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this second reading, each chapter opens comparative perspectives on specific topics within some key fields of studies and international debates on modernity, including population, police, empire, technology, bureaucracy, social sciences, rural life, education, religion, nationalism, communism, and economy. Such a wide range of subjects, however, proves comprehensive enough to create a narrative where the reader may also locate the chief trends and dynamics developing in Portuguese history and society during the last two centuries. From this perspective, Portugal emerges as a country traversed by social conflict and struggling for modernization. Granted, this is not a very surprising picture, especially if we consider it in the historical context of European modernity. And yet, it is precisely this familiarity, one might argue, that allows The Making of Modern Portugal to become a useful tool for inserting the Portuguese case into the debates of a wide range of fields and disciplines in Europe and beyond"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Portugal -- History -- 19th century.
Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
Portugal -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Portugal -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Trindade, Luís, 1971- author, editor
ISBN 1306166586
1443853690 (electronic book)
9781443853699 (electronic book)