Creating and Opposing Empire: the Role of the Colonial Periodical Press

Adelaide Machado (Editor/Coordinator), Isadora Fonseca (Editor/Coordinator), Sandra Ataíde Lobo (Editor/Coordinator), Robert S. Newman (Editor/Coordinator)

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Creating and Opposing Empire is a venture of the International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (IGSCP-PE), which also invests on comparative studies and conceptual discussions. This book looks at representations of Empire at colonial press published in “metropolitan” spaces and in colonies. By joining these spaces in the same analytic look, opens to different problematizations of colonial empires. The diversity of angles discloses why a decolonized, democratic, understanding of the world modulated by modern colonial empires needs to navigate the seas of dissonant narratives of community, nation, and empire. The book deals with the ideas that in their complexity and dynamism, until late in the twentieth century, were moulded in the game between the cultural context of representations and the universality of concepts. The studies range from approaches to International Exhibitions, Metropolitan Press, Colonial Models, Missionary Press, Literary Discourses, Colonial and Postcolonial Press, Constructing the “Others”, Anticolonial Press, Democracy, Dictatorship, Censorship, Colonial Prison’s Press, among other themes. Its primordial focus on the Portuguese Empire, introduces perspectives rarely included in international discussions on colonial and imperial press histories. Indispensable for scholars and students in Media Studies, Modern History, Cultural, Literary Studies and Political Science.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages344
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-28227-0
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-24404-0, 978-1-032-33561-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History


  • Colonial Periodical Press
  • Portuguese Empire
  • Spanish Empire
  • Cultural History
  • International History
  • Colonialism


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