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The Strategic Mobilisation of the Border in Gibraltar: The Postcolonial (Re)Production of Privilege and Exclusion

Orsini, Giacomo and Canessa, Andrew and Martínez del Campo, Luis G (2021) 'The Strategic Mobilisation of the Border in Gibraltar: The Postcolonial (Re)Production of Privilege and Exclusion.' Cromohs - Cyber Review of Modern Historiography, 23. 60 - 75. ISSN 1123-7023

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Abstract

The border separating/unifying Gibraltar with Spain is reproduced in public discourse as a threat and an obstacle to the normalisation of political life in the small enclave. Yet, an in-depth socio-historical analysis of local cross-border relations over the 20th century, shows how the Gibraltarian national identity and local government originate from the border rather than in opposition to it. The fencing of the frontier imposed by the Franco’s regime between 1969-1985 allows the discursive (re)production of a Gibraltarian identity distinct from that of the Spanish neighbours - and, in part, from that of the English colonisers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Border,Gibraltar,Spain,United Kingdom,(post-)Colonialism
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 16:00
Last Modified: 04 May 2021 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30270

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