PORTUGUESE COLONIAL EMPIRE AND URBAN POPULAR CULTURE: COMPARING VISIONS FROM THE METROPOLIS AND THE COLONIES (1945-1974)

FUNDED PROJECT (PTDC/CPC-CMP/2661/2014)  P.I.: Elsa Peralta

Description

Empires are spaces of circulation of people and goods between colonies and their metropolitan centres, but they are also spaces of global circulation. A variety of cultural forms were circulated within the space of the Portuguese empire as well as between empires and non-imperial spaces, thus affecting representations of the world and everyday practices. This interdisciplinary project engages history, anthropology, postcolonial studies and cultural studies in an attempt to understand how the circulation of urban imperial and global popular cultural products between 1945 and 1974 helped to build a colonial society composed through the intermingling of colonies, metropolis and wider global contexts. The project is innovative in its interdisciplinary nature. The team members have already worked extensively on the themes of empire and popular culture based on a range of academic traditions. This approach will enable the topic to be studied more systematically by combining cultural production with its practice and consumption, along the lines of studies carried out in other contexts but largely missing in Portuguese scholarship.

Team

Elsa Peralta
Bruno Góis
Isadora Ataíde
Marcos Cardão
Nuno Domingos
Paulo Cunha
Rui Cidra

Activities

CARDÃO, Marcos, Sofia Sampaio Cyril Isnart, Gonçalo Mota, Nuno Domingos e Sérgio Bordalo e Sá (2016), Programação do ciclo de cinema ‘Viagens, olhares e imagens: Portugal 1910-1980’, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema, 2016.

CARDÃO, Marcos, Apresentação da sessão ‘Turismo e Império. Actualidades de Angola’, Cinemateca Portuguesa ‑ Museu do Cinema, 9 de Março de 2016.

CARDÃO, Marcos, Parecer de consultor do artigo ‘Jogando no olho do furacão: O esporte na Casa dos Estudantes do Império (1944-1965)’ para a revista Análise Social, 2016.

Publications

CARDÃO, Marcos, Prefácio ao livro de Luís Lourenço, O Estado Novo e o Mundial de Futebol de 1966, Castelo Branco, RVJ editores, 2017. ISBN 978-989-8289-75-9.

CARDÃO, Marcos, Ngola Ritmos and the ‘mockery’ of luso-tropicalism’, Protest Song and Social Change, Henri Coanda Air Force Academy Publishing House (peer review).

CARDÃO, Marcos, Selecção e edição da entrevista a João Silva (1916-2015)’, Catálogo do ciclo de cinema Viagens, olhares e imagens: Portugal 1910-1980, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema (no prelo).

CARDÃO, Marcos, ‘Turismo e império: As actualidades de Angola, Catálogo do ciclo de cinema Viagens, olhares e imagens: Portugal 1910-1980’, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema (no prelo).

CARDÃO, Marcos, “Rufam os tambores, floresce o exotismo. O sistema colonial português nas Actualidades de Angola”, Atas do V Encontro Anual da AIM, Sofia Sampaio, Filipe Reis e Gonçalo Mota (org.), AIM – Associação de Investigadores da Imagem em Movimento,2016, ISBN: 978-989-98215-4-5.

CARDÃO, Marcos, ‘Turismo e Império. Actualidades de Angola’, Folha da Cinemateca, 9 de Março de 2016.