War of the British Worlds: The Anglo-Argentines and the Falklands

  title={War of the British Worlds: The Anglo-Argentines and the Falklands},
  author={Ezequiel Mercau},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={145 - 168}
Abstract The 1982 Falklands War was shrouded in symbolism, bringing to the fore divergent conceptions of Britishness, kinship, and belonging. This article casts light on the persistent purchase of the idea of Greater Britain long after the end of empire, addressing a case that would normally be deemed outside its spatial and temporal boundaries. By highlighting the inherent contradictions of this transnational bond, the South Atlantic conflict had a profound effect on an underexposed British… 
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