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Faro de la Memoria: Book Series

In 2017, the University of Cádiz Press launched a new book series, Faro de la Memoria (A Beacon of Memory), for which I serve as Series Editor. Faro de la Memoria promotes research that furthers knowledge in the fields of memory studies and social history in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including publications in cultural studies, literature, performance and the visual arts, history, sociology, and social enthnography.  The press is interested in scholarly works--in either Spanish, English, or Portuguese-- that offer interdisciplinary, transnational perspectives on topics related to the traditions, practices and theories of social memory, whether individual or collective expressions of identities in conflict in moments of crisis, in Spain, Europe or the Americas.

We invite authors to submit manuscripts that explore issues related to, for example, current community-based efforts to recover and commemorate traumatic memory of past violence and human rights violations; the social history of repressive regimes and the creative strategies of resistance employed by dissident groups of opposition; representations of the struggle for civil rights and social justice; the role of intergenerational transmission in the creation of an alternative popular memory of state violence; memory and its migrations (exile, immigration, displacements), or the memorialization of community spaces, public places, monuments, markers, and urban landscapes,  that represent the material culture of the past, as well as the politics of commemoration.

The goal of Faro de la Memoria is to illuminate the lived experiences of everyday people that often disappear beneath the surface of official history, and to recover these accounts from the silence of oblivion. We are interested in works that shed light on the political perspectives and cultural contributions of those whose voices of dissent and contestation have long been marginalized. Detailed information for prospective authors is available here,

For the Diario de Cádiz newstory about the launch of the book series, Faro de la memoria, click here,

For the June 2018 book launch of the inaugural monograph of the series, Botas, casco y mono de obrero sobre el altar: Los curas obreros y la lucha por la justicia social, 1966-1979, by Francisco-Javier Torres Barranco, click here,

 Antonio Morales Benítez's La masonería en el Campo de Gibraltar (1902-1942): un espacio de libertad con una nueva sociabilidad democrática was published in 2019:

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns' Alegorías televisivas del franquismo: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador y las Historias para no dormir (1966-1982) was published in 2020: